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October 16th, 2015, 07:17 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 14.10

I have the following line in /etc/default/grub:

But I do not get the image. I ran
sudo update-grub

I am getting the other changes i made (the beep for instance), but no image.

Are there size limits or other restrictions?

October 16th, 2015, 07:57 PM
I haven't used that method in years.
Instead I simply copy the image into the /boot/grub folder, and then run the update-grub command.
The output always shows a line: Found background image: some file name here.

I'm not sure about size restrictions.
Never had any problems regarding those, either extra small or extra large.
(the smaller sizes just look bad, if i remember correctly as they need to fit the screen and tend to get super pixel-ed.)

Also, sidenote that 14.10 is no longer supported.

October 16th, 2015, 09:14 PM
I never see the grub menu but all the info you need to add a background image is in section 8 of the first post of http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275.