rEFIt Humanity Icons

If you are familiar with the screen above. This post is for you! I couldn’t stand staring at inconsistent icons and despite liking tux a lot I wanted to see ubuntu logo there.

So I’ve made a script, converted Humanity icons into Macintosh icns format and made a mac package to install them. See this screen:

So If you want this boot experience (including gray ubuntu silhouette after you select ubuntu similar to mac’s apple)

Project page:

Download page:

Comments, Code, Bugs and Blueprints are welcome =)

ps. the “screenshots” are actually edited files using themed graphics and same size because rEFIt is not build with screenshot support but it is very close to reality. I don’t believe it will be upstreamable to rEFIt cause it’s BSD licensed and icons are GPL …


9 Responses to rEFIt Humanity Icons

  1. Jo Shields says:

    Does this deal with rEFIt’s current issues with GRUB2, i.e. it shows a generic “legacy OS” icon rather than a linuxy one?

    • Sorry email comment didn’t go thought.

      This package just updates the icons and doesn’t add /solve any issues with rEFIt. It works fine for me and I’m not experiencing what you are describing. I can’t help you either =) cause i’m just rEFIt user and don’t know much about booting & partitions.

  2. ethana2 says:

    I can’t wait until these make it into BURG 😀

    text is ugly

  3. Nice 🙂 Now I just have to wait until I boot OS X to install them, right?

  4. namhar says:

    could you please make the gray ubuntu silhouette available as a separate download, a png or icns would do. thanks alot

    • All icons are taken from humanity-icon theme. The monochome circle of friends is called “start-here” in humanity/places icons.

      All converted icns are available from bzr branch lp:refit-humanity. And the original svg are available from bzr branch lp:humanity.

      See those two branches / launchpad projects to download them. Make sure you compily with respective license and trademark usage rights.

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