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

    Yeah, it has to be the terminal size. I have a 28' monitor and had it full screen at the time.
    Let me see what I can do.

    OK that was it. Check this out:

    Code:
    cavsfan@cavsfan-desktop:~$ sudo blkid -c /dev/null -o list
    [sudo] password for cavsfan: 
    device                         fs_type     label        mount point                        UUID
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    /dev/sda1                      ntfs        C:           (not mounted)                      1CFC7A8DFC7A60C6
    /dev/sda2                      ext4        Lucid        /                                  a162dc8a-e4df-4b79-b4c3-524761ff7ae1
    /dev/sda3                      swap                     <swap>                             2a80f59e-e7c3-418e-aab2-ab5d19255a2f
    /dev/sda5                      ext4        Precise      (not mounted)                      3b8b1954-24e6-4a5e-9074-70a1a94ed4be
    /dev/sda6                      swap                     (not mounted)                      82c51b29-023f-4964-99b6-67b45a49527f
    /dev/sda7                      ext4        Quantal      (not mounted)                      b5fc902c-0bf0-45b3-95a1-29f3c46dfe6a
    /dev/sda8                      swap                     (not mounted)                      69ac3efc-8a8a-4056-89e0-59bb81c2f468
    /dev/sda9                      ext4        Lucid Generic (not mounted)                     109c11d0-71e3-41a4-87da-9e81535499a5
    /dev/sda10                     swap                     (not mounted)                      24aa8c8b-53dc-4ecc-852b-ff2c25c8b342
    /dev/sda11                     ext4        Precise-Generic (not mounted)                   50104efb-d918-45a9-985e-a70c60e87ac0
    /dev/sda12                     swap                     (not mounted)                      139390a6-2fe1-4ff2-b650-88ae3b0586c1
    /dev/sda13                     ext4        Quantal-Generic (not mounted)                   580e8c62-78ce-44a2-93e3-ccebd37c3acc
    /dev/sda14                     swap                     (not mounted)                      ec3048b8-c644-435a-93bb-08bb4975d0db
    /dev/sdb1                      ntfs        Fantom       /media/Fantom                      78B8D1A1B8D15DE6
    cavsfan@cavsfan-desktop:~$
    We'll have to keep the terminal size in mind I guess. It looks good now.

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

    I have a 28' monitor
    I thought I had a good sized monitor as my vision is not that great, but a 28 foot (28' ) monitor.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    I thought I had a good sized monitor as my vision is not that great, but a 28 foot (28' ) monitor.
    HA! Typo - 28 inch monitor! I guess not even this monitor helps my vision!

    EDIT: I meant to say that yes I was using Lucid.
    Last edited by Cavsfan; November 29th, 2012 at 05:52 PM.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    I added Raring Ringtail 13.04 as the 8th system on my Grub2 menu.



    It uses Grub version 2.00 just like Quantal Quetzal.

    The normal login to Raring gives a quick shell logon screen but, quickly goes into Raring.

    The Recovery option takes you to a shell login prompt.

    Code:
    grep -e "menuentry " -e "submenu" /boot/grub/grub.cfg | sed 's/^[ \t]*//' | cut -d "'" -f1,2 | nl --starting-line-number=0
    Returns:
    Code:
         0	menuentry "Lycid Lynx 10.04" {
         1	menuentry "Lycid Lynx 10.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         2	menuentry "Lycid Lynx Generic 10.04" {
         3	menuentry "Lycid Lynx Generic 10.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         4	menuentry "Precise Pangolin 12.04" {
         5	menuentry "Precise Pangolin 12.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         6	menuentry "Precise Pangolin Generic 12.04" {
         7	menuentry "Precise Pangolin Generic 12.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
         8	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal 12.10" {
         9	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal 12.10 (Recovery Mode)" {
        10	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal Generic 12.10" {
        11	menuentry "Quantal Quetzal Generic 12.10 (Recovery Mode)" {
        12	menuentry "Raring Ringtail 13.04" {
        13	menuentry "Raring Ringtail 13.04 (Recovery Mode)" {
        14	menuentry "Windows 7" {
    It always defaults to 14 Windows 7 so in case of a reboot my wife is good to go with Windows 7.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    BTW, when I installed Raring Ringtail 13.04, it pulled in 6 other swapfiles into /etc/fstab.
    So, it had the partition my ext4 was on and 7 swapfiles; the right one and the 6 from the other Ubuntus on my system.

    This is why I mentioned this in section 1.7 of the wiki.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    I changed my Grub2 picture and I also noticed that in the Grub2 documentation that drs305 had written that black
    can be used as a color without it making the font transparent.
    So, black/black is acceptable but, only if you have a background image. If you have no image, the font will be transparent or invisible.

    The wiki has been updated to reflect the above.
    These are not the most ideal colors, but it shows that black can be used when an image is present.

    This is with color_normal=black/black
    and color_highlight=light-green/black.

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

    OK, this is the last one for a while. I am not very good at matching backgrounds to colors but, I believe this one looks pretty good.



    The font colors are color_normal=cyan/black
    and color_highlight=light-cyan/black
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Added a link at the bottom of the wiki to link back to this thread to post questions, etc.
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    Re: How to have a custom Grub2 menu that is maintenance free

    Got rid of the extra systems and cleaned it up a bit but, I still like this background.
    This is on Grub 2.00 on Raring Ringtail 13.04.
    I just have the 5 OS's on it now.

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

    I learned from cariboo907 that you can have one single swapfile for all of your Ubuntus.
    So, I simplified my partitions and gained some room at the same time.

    Code:
    cavsfan@cavsfan-MS-7529:~$ sudo blkid
    [sudo] password for cavsfan: 
    /dev/sda1: LABEL="C:" UUID="1CFC7A8DFC7A60C6" TYPE="ntfs" 
    /dev/sda2: LABEL="Lucid" UUID="a162dc8a-e4df-4b79-b4c3-524761ff7ae1" TYPE="ext4"
    /dev/sda3: UUID="2a80f59e-e7c3-418e-aab2-ab5d19255a2f" TYPE="swap" 
    /dev/sda5: LABEL="Precise" UUID="3b8b1954-24e6-4a5e-9074-70a1a94ed4be" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda6: LABEL="Quantal" UUID="b5fc902c-0bf0-45b3-95a1-29f3c46dfe6a" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sda7: LABEL="Raring" UUID="a6b7ac97-488f-4e87-b6af-247fcbf6df77" TYPE="ext4" 
    /dev/sdb1: LABEL="Fantom" UUID="78B8D1A1B8D15DE6" TYPE="ntfs"
    I had to edit each /etc/stab file and get the swap file to point to sda3 and the UUID above and everything is good.

    Just don't make the same mistake I made by not moving my grub to my main Ubuntu on sda2 which was untouched.
    I had grub installed on Raring and after deleting swapfiles, resizing/moving partitions, upon reboot I was looking at grub recovery
    I recovered with my Lucid live CD pretty easily but, it would have been easier if I had thought before hand.


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