Install Grub Customizer on Ubuntu, via PPA

Install grub customizer on Ubuntu, via PPA. How to configure the GRUB2 Boot Loader’s settings using graphical bootloader Ubuntu Systems.


GRUB 2 is the default boot loader and manager for Ubuntu since version 9.10 (Karmic Koala). As the computer starts, GRUB 2 either presents a menu and awaits user input or automatically transfers control to an operating system kernel. GRUB 2 is a descendant of GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader). It has been completely rewritten to provide the user significantly increased flexibility and performance. GRUB 2 is Free Software.

GRUB 2 builds its menu (grub.cfg) by running scripts found in the /etc/grub.d/folder and the settings in the /etc/default/grub file. This file is recreated automatically whenever the update-grub command is run. This command activates scripts which by default determine the status of the current Ubuntu OS and search the system for other operating systems which, if found, are added to the GRUB 2 menu. The update-grub command can be invoked by a user with Administrator (root) privileges and is automatically run when GRUB 2 packages or the kernel is updated.

GRUB 2’s major improvements over the original GRUB include:

  • Scripting support including conditional statements and functions
  • Dynamic module loading
  • Rescue mode
  • Custom Menus
  • Themes
  • Graphical boot menu support and improved splash capability
  • Boot LiveCD ISO images directly from hard drive
  • New configuration file structure
  • Non-x86 platform support (such as PowerPC)
  • Universal support for UUIDs (not just Ubuntu)

Grub Customizer

Grub Customizer is a wonderful application that allows user to edit the menu entries from the GRUB booting screen. Grub Customizer has a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menuentries

Grub Customizer 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

Grub Customizer 4.0.6 is the latest version available of the Grub Customizer software. Grub Customizer 4.0.6 can be installed on Ubuntu Systems, via PPA. Run the following commands to install Grub Customizer 4.0.6 on Ubuntu:

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

If you want to uninstall and remove the Grub Customizer from Ubuntu Systems, run the command given below:

$ sudo apt-get remove grub-customizer