GRUB: Change Splash-screen

  • Posted on July 26, 2014 at 02:37

SPLASH-SCREEN

  • Make sure you make it with GIMP Creating with Photoshop and saving (in different formats) never worked for me. Even opening the Photoshop-image with GIMP and saving it afterwards was not good enough for GRUB.
  • You can place the image everywhere. If you want to place it with the original grub-splashes, this is a good place: /usr/share/images/desktop-base.
  •  Then edit /etc/default/grub. Add the line:
GRUB_BACKGROUND="your_image.jpg"
  • Update GRUB
# update-grub2

 

GRUB-MENU

  •  Create a file called /boot/grub/custom.cfg and add the lines:
set color_normal=light-black/black
set color_highlight=white/black

 

MENU-ENTRIES

Maybe you would like to change the menu entries:
Edit /etc/grub.d/10_linux
(You can find them starting with title=. I added LISA for this example)

linux_entry ()
{
  os="$1"
  version="$2"
  recovery="$3"
  args="$4"
  if ${recovery} ; then
    title="$(gettext_quoted "LISA %s, with Linux %s (recovery mode)")"
  else
    title="$(gettext_quoted "LISA %s, with Linux %s")"
  fi

 

And then when you reboot things may look like this:
(If you’re lucky)

lisa_grub_splash

 

REFERENCES

 

 

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