How to Install Grub Customizer 5.1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 18.04, 18.10 - For those who looking for an easy way to modify Grub boot-loader settings like background image and text colors, kernel params, default operating system, then give Grub Customizer a try!.

Grub Customizer is a graphical interface (GUI) application to configure the GRUB2 / BURG settings in Ubuntu. The latest version of Grub Customizer is 5.1.0, which has been added to Daniel Richter PPA repository a few days ago.

Grub Customizer Features

With grub customizer, you can :
  • 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

Install Grub Costumizer on Ubuntu Linux

Thanks to the developer, installing Grub Customizer on Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS systems is easy. The packages are available for Ubuntu-based distributions (18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, 18.04 Bionic Beaver, 16.04 Xenial Xerus, and 14.04 Trusty Tahr).

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Grub Customizer

All you have to do is :
  • Add the PPA to your system
  • Update the local repository index
  • Install the grub-customizer

Step 1 - Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open Ubuntu terminal, then run the following command :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts, press Enter to continue as shown :

Add Grub Customizer PPA

Step 2 - Resynchronize the package index files :

sudo apt-get update

Tip : Ubuntu 18.04 and higher is not required run apt update since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA

Step 3 - Now run this to install the app :

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Press Y to continue the installation. Here's the screenshot :

Installing Grub Optimizer Ubuntu

You can now run Grub Customizer in your Ubuntu desktop via app launcher. Thanks for reading!.