Grub Customizer – GUI to customize GRUB/BRUG for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Grub Customizer is a free utility that gives you an easily customizable user interface for managing GRUB entries. Using this utility, you can move, remove or rename the GRUB entries.

You can even edit the GRUB entries and the greatness of this utility is it keeps the entries updatable if you happen to do it using update-grub command-line.

GRUB Customizer - Boot Entries
GRUB Customizer – Boot Entries

Grub Customizer comes to your rescue when you want to reinstall the bootloader to the Master Boot Record (MBR). It supports GRUB2 and BURG.

Not just that, Grub Customizer can make your GRUB look good. You can change the background image and text colors.

Grub Customizer - Appearance Settings
Grub Customizer – Appearance Settings

Other features include setting a default operating system when you start the computer and also the ability to set the kernel parameters. Overall, I think this is a great utility for every Linux user in making GRUB clean and tidy, which otherwise used to be a tedious command-line process.

GRUB Customizer - Additional Settings
GRUB Customizer – Additional Settings

Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Elementary OS Loki and above users may need to first enable PPA before attempting the following steps.

Step 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ and copy-paste the following command to add its PPA repository.

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

Step 2: Update repository sources using apt-get update command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 3: Finally, install Grub Customizer.

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
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  1. $ sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    grub-customizer : Depends: libgtkmm-3.0-1 but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

  2. ~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
    [sudo] password for jing:
    sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

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