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Thread: GRUB2/Grub Customizer background problem

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    GRUB2/Grub Customizer background problem

    I have been successfully using Grub Customizer under Peppermint3 (based on Lubuntu 12) but have now upgraded to PM4 (based on Lubuntu 13.04). This change also moves from Grub 1.99 to 2.00 (the nomenclature is confusing - both Grub2??)
    Every time I load GC using the same information I had used previously, and importantly the same background file, the image does not appear on the GRUB screen when I re-boot and when I re-enter GC the image file link has been deleted from GC.
    The revised menus are working, but the Font selection is unreliable and of course the font colours do not work (as expected when there is no background image).
    I have repeated this process a number of times on 4 separate (and different) laptops and am getting the same problem on them all. The background file is a .png and resolution 640x480 - I had previously been round the loop with G1.99 of ensuring that the file was suitable. Can anyone advise me if the requirements for a background file have changed from Grub1.99 to 2.00, or any other suggestions as to why the relatively simple actions no longer work?

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    Smile Re: GRUB2/Grub Customizer background problem

    Well, I think I have finally solved this myself!
    Various suggestions included: the file might need to be .tga; the file must be in \root; the file must be in \boot\grub
    The file may need to be in \boot\grub if just using 'sudo update-grub' rather than GC, but the main reason turns out to be the FILENAME - it must NOT have any SPACES - simple as that. My .png file now works fine. I'd now mark this as 'solved' if the 'Thread Tools' gave me the option as per the FAQs.
    Last edited by Nick Fane; June 25th, 2013 at 03:10 PM.

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    Re: GRUB2/Grub Customizer background problem

    On another attempt I've marked it 'solved'!

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    Re: GRUB2/Grub Customizer background problem

    Who would have guessed!

    I have been using a file with spaces for months without problem. But now, I have installed 14.04 on another machine, and removing the spaces solved it. How weird!
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