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.


  1. 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.

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

  3. thank you, helpfully.

  4. no works on ubuntu 17.10 🙁

  5. Wojciech Piwowarski

    I comfirm no works on ubuntu 17.10 🙁

  6. 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!