Wednesday, July 11, 2012

[HOW TO] Install Grub Customizer in Xubuntu

Grub Customizer is a graphical grub2 settings manager. It allows the configuration of the boot entry list, default entry, visibility timeout, foreground/background colors, resolution and some other boot parameters.

Grub Customizer running on Xubuntu 12.04
Grub Customizer running on Xubuntu 12.04

Install

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install grub-customizer -y

Usage

Grub Customizer can be accessed via Applications Menu > System > Grub Customizer or typing the following command: grub-customizer. It'll prompt for authentication before running.

References

Grub Customizer - a graphical grub2 settings manager
Launchpad PPA for Grub Customizer

8 comments:

  1. add-apt-repository crashed with HTTP Error 401: Unauthorized

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    1. I tried to add it again with no problem. Please confirm that you've typed the command correctly.

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    2. Hi
      It worked for me on Xubuntu 14.04. Just copying the text and paste into Konsole... Great!

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  2. Works perfectly in Xubuntu 12.10 (configurations -> system -> grub customizer)

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  3. I just want to make it automatically boot into xubuntu, I don't want to see the grub menu at all. I don't see any option like that in grub customizer though.

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    1. Set Xubuntu entry as default and change the timeout value to zero.

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  4. Cool, thanks from France ! (i was looking for this tip because i omitted to make an update before install...)

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  5. thanks from portugal! i omitted to make an update before install and worked ;)

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