How to Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 16.10

Grub Customizer

Grub Customizer is an open source tool to configure the Grub 2 boot-loader appearances and settings with a simple graphical interface.

With Grub Customizer, you can easily:

  • add, remove, edit, rearrange Grub menu entries.
  • Change default entry, visibility, timeout, kernel parameters.
  • Change the resolution, background image, edit the font and color, etc.
  • Reinstall Grub into MBR, so to load Ubuntu from Windows boot-loader
grub settings

Install Grub Customizer via PPA:

The developer has made this handy tool into PPA available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. To install it, from the steps below:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

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

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Grub Customizer PPA

2. Update the package index and install the software via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install grub-customizer

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grub the latest .deb from the PPA file archive.

  • grub-customizer_5.0.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1y_amd64.deb for 64-bit Ubuntu 16.10.
  • grub-customizer_5.0.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1y_i386.deb for 32-bit Ubuntu 16.10.

And double-click to install the package via Ubuntu Software.

Uninstall Grub Customizer:

To uninstall the software, use apt command with remove option, and use autoremove to remove all unnecessary dependencies:

sudo apt remove grub-customizer && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.