Custumize your grub with Grub Customizer

August 25, 2018 Written By Marco Monteiro

For those who need to modify the default Grub boot-loader settings, Grub Customizer is a useful tool with a graphical user interface.

Main features:

Move, remove or rename menuentries (they stey updatable by update-grub)

Edit the contents of menuentries or create new ones (internally it edits the 40_custom)

Support for GRUB2 and BURG

Reinstallation of the bootloader to MBR

Settings like default operating system, kernel params, background image and text colors etc.

Changing the installed operating system by running on a live cd

To install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository contains the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

  1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

     sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
  2. After added the PPA, run commands one by one to refresh package cache and install Grub Customizer:

     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Once installed, launch the software from your application launcher and enjoy!


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