How to Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 17.04

grub settings

Grub Customizer, one of the must install applications, has made the official binary packages for Ubuntu 17.04 a few days ago.

Grub Customizer is a graphical interface to configure the GRUB2/BURG settings and menu entries. It features:

  • move, remove or rename menuentries
  • 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

To install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 17.04, do following steps one by one:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

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

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


2. Then install grub-customizer package via either Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install grub-customizer


To remove the PPA, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software.

To remove the software, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt remove grub-customizer && sudo apt autoremove

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • Salmando (a.k.a ‘Bleh’)

    Hmm can’t seem to install on kubuntu 17.04. Says it can’t do because it’s unsigned, but i only know of –allow-unathenticated, which isn’t working here.

  • Chris Dart

    Installed on Ubuntu Mate 17.04 with Win 10 – installed and worked with no problems – thanks!

  • Isby

    thank you, helpfully.

  • Paulo Sousa

    no works on ubuntu 17.10 🙁

  • Wojciech Piwowarski

    I comfirm no works on ubuntu 17.10 🙁

  • Karmudjun

    I second “It Doesn’t Work” as written in ubuntu 17.10. Change all the apt commands to apt-get commands and it DOES work, albeit it shows as unsigned software.
    Replace sudo apt with sudo apt-get …..
    Ignore “unsigned”, let the process work, then look in your program list and you will find the little penguin sitting on a nest of gears.

    Great write up otherwise!