Many of you have probably heard that fulano has a dual boot computer where he has Ubuntu and Windows, or it is best to have Ubuntu with Windows and there is a menu which gives you the option to choose. Well, today we will talk about the grub2 which is nothing more than the program that is responsible for managing this menu as well as distributing the operation of the machine at the beginning of it. Usually all distribution GNU / Linux install this program, Ubuntu included and allows us to select the operating system we want to choose.
grub2 falls within the so-called programs “Boot Loaders“, Are installed on MBR o Master Boot Recorder, The first byte of the hard drive, and allow us to install multiple operating systems or have different kernels to apply to system.
The management and configuration of the grub2 it is very difficult for beginners, but doing it in the face of a corporation or company gives a very good image. For those who are new and want to change the look of the grub2 I recommend it Grub-Customizer.
Grub Customizer, a tool for configuring Grub2
Grub-Customizer is a tool that allows us to modify the grub and menu the way we want. We can choose from operating systems or nuclei that we want them to appear until we choose the wallpaper or font we want the Menu to use.
Grub Customizer is not in the official repositories of Ubuntu, so to install it we must open our terminal and write to it
its add-apt-repository ppa: danielrichter2007 / grub-Customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-Customizer
This starts the installation process and in a few seconds we will have it installed. We opened it from the Ubuntu dash and find a simple screen with several tabs that agglutinate changes by type. In the first tab we will make changes to the entries we want to appear in the Grub2 menu. In the second tab we will make the general changes, such as modules to load, duration time, etc. And in the third tab we will change the graphic appearance, wallpaper, screen resolution at this time, font, color, size, etc …
In addition, this tool is used to recover some damage to the MBR or clean our old kernel system.
Grub Customizer it is a very intuitive tool and it is in Spanish, but if you are not very sure what you are doing better do not install it, as all its changes are permanent when using administrator permissions and you can roll up a lot.
Finally remember that the grub2 appears in Ubuntu, what happens is that Ubuntu marks as “0” the waiting seconds of the Grub and so the load gets faster, if you don’t want to delay that load, don’t modify the grub2But there is always curiosity …
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