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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Awesome! Grub image is working. Looks great. Thanks again for all the assistance!
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701 View Post
    Hi Cavsfan,
    You are correct about making the entries in 06_custom. They did work in that location, however remember the last OS booted did not. I re-ran Boot Repair from 13.10 live disc as suggested by fantab. This effectively removed the 06_custom file and replaced it with 25_custom (again).

    Thanks for all of your assistance. I will try to add the image now. My main issue was booting the previous OS.

    How do I know the resolution of my grub screen?
    Code:
    cavsfan@cavsfan-MS-7529:~$ xdpyinfo  | grep dimensions
      dimensions:    1920x1200 pixels (508x318 millimeters)
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701 View Post
    Awesome! Grub image is working. Looks great. Thanks again for all the assistance!
    You are very welcome. Thank you for checking out my wiki. I was hoping it didn't have anything to do with EFI.
    You should be able to get a screen just like the ones in my examples. And control the default in /etc/default/grub with GRUB_DEFAULT=number
    And what is great is you never have to change that unless you remove or add an OS. That the main purpose of this wiki to make it "maintenance free".

    Here you can see the number to put there by entering this in terminal:

    Code:
    cavsfan@cavsfan-MS-7529:~$ grep -e "menuentry " -e "submenu" /boot/grub/grub.cfg | sed 's/^[ \t]*//' | cut -d "'" -f1,2 | nl --starting-line-number=0
         0	menuentry "Precise Pangolin 12.04" {
         1	menuentry "Precise Pangolin 12.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         2	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal 12.10" {
         3	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal 12.10 (Recovery Mode)" {
         4	menuentry "Raring Ringtail 13.04" {
         5	menuentry "Raring Ringtail 13.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         6	menuentry "Saucy Salamander 13.10" {
         7	menuentry "Saucy Salamander 13.10 (Recovery Mode)" {
         8	menuentry "Trusty Tahr 14.04" {
         9	menuentry "Trusty Tahr 14.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
        10	menuentry "Linux Mint 13 Nadia" {
        11	menuentry "Linux Mint 13 Nadia (Recovery Mode)" {
        12	menuentry "Windows 7" {
    I have mine set to Windows 7 (12) for my wife in case it reboots or something.

    Good luck!
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    I just noticed that in Trusty Tahr 14.04 the font is in a different directory. So, to produce the font enter this:
    Code:
    sudo grub-mkfont --output=/boot/grub/DejaVuSansMono.pf2 \
     --size=24 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
    and it will still give these meaningless messages as before:
    Code:
    Unknown gsub font feature 0x63636d70 (ccmp)
    Unknown gsub font feature 0x646c6967 (dlig)
    Unsupported substitution flag: 0x9
    Unsupported substitution flag: 0x9
    Unknown gsub font feature 0x6c6f636c (locl)
    Unknown gsub font feature 0x6c6f636c (locl)
    Unsupported substitution flag: 0x9
    The wiki will be updated when Trusty Tahr is at final release.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    New picture on Trusty Tahr 14.04 with cyan as normal font colors and white as highlight.
    grub-install (GRUB) 2.00-22

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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Minimal

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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Since Raring Ringtail Ubuntu 13.04 reaches it's End of Life Date on January 27th I am going to pull that part out of the wiki. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/002367.html
    It shouldn't take too long. I hope this doesn't inconvenience any one.
    Last edited by Cavsfan; January 24th, 2014 at 06:07 PM.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    I just left the pictures with Raring as examples. But, the Raring Ringtail part of the wiki is now gone.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Grub 2.2 beta on Trusty Tahr 14.04:

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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    New screenie on Trusty:



    It is a black cat but I believe the black is overwhelmed by the blue therefore it's more of a blue cat.
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