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boot +‎ splash


bootsplash (plural bootsplashes)

  1. (computing) A splash screen displayed at bootup.
    • 2006, Chris Negus, Live Linux CDs: Building and Customizing Bootables, page 335:
      You can also choose whether to show the bootsplash screen.
    • 2014, Brian Ward, How Linux Works, 2nd Edition: What Every Superuser Should Know
      Although Linux systems traditionally booted in text mode, most distributions now use kernel parameters and interim graphical display mechanisms (bootsplashes such as plymouth) to completely hide text mode as the system is booting.