How to Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

For those who need to modify the default Grub boot-loader settings, Grub Customizer is a useful tool with a graphical user interface.

With grub customizer, you can:

  • Rearrange, add, remove, rename boot menu entries.
  • Hide or show boot menu while starting up.
  • Change the default boot entry.
  • Edit kernel parameters.
  • Change the time delay to boot the default entry.
  • Change text colors and screen background image.
  • Reinstall Grub boot-loader into Windows MBR.
grub-menu-order grub-general grub-appearance

To install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu:

The software has an official PPA repository contains the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

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

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

grub-customizer-ppa

2. After added the PPA, run commands one by one to refresh package cache and install Grub Customizer:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Once installed, launch the software from your application launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the software, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove grub-customizer

And you can remove PPAs via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.

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.

2 comments

  1. I am using a dual operating system and using grub customizer can i get two icon of ubuntu and windows to select the operating system when i power on my lapi and got to it…. can u hep me how to make it

  2. Hey ml you can just skip the aptitude update – its new in 18.xx when adding PPA 😉

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