View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help with Grub bootloader themes

May 1st, 2009, 06:42 AM
I installed the startup manager and I noticed that there was options to install a Grub bootloader.
I tried to tick the box but it wouldn't tick. I did a little research and found that I needed to install something called gfxboot. I installed that via synaptic but I still can't tick the box in startup manager and get any bootloader themes to work.
Does anyone have any help for a noob?


PS I'm running 9.04

Didius Falco
May 1st, 2009, 06:54 AM
Here is a great guide to doing Grub bootloader splashimages:


There is a lot more great info about the Grub bootloader there - I highly recommend bookmarking this site for further study and use.

I hope this helps...

May 1st, 2009, 08:15 PM
I'm a bit confused.
Are splash screens the same as themes for Grub?

May 1st, 2009, 08:38 PM
Sort of.
There aren't any "themes" for Grub as such, although you can set a different background image, and you can also change the colours of of the text and of the selection bar.
KGrubEditor is great for setting - and making! - background images for Grub, although I don't think it can handle the colours.
For that, you'll have to manually add to your menu.lst file

foreground ffe4b5
background f4a460
Changing the alphanumeric codes will give you different colours.