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Thread: Custom Grub for Arch in multi-boot system that is maintenance free

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    Re: Custom Grub for Arch in multi-boot system that is maintenance free

    Quote Originally Posted by guber2 View Post
    I am using a normal DVI connection in Ubuntu and the custom font settings work for me.

    I just noticed your grubscreen pic where the text looks larger than normal but maybe just a result of HDMI.
    As you seem to have a fair amount of knowledge about customizing grub, was wondering if you knew a font that didn't make dotted side borders?
    Yes, it must be the DVI connector causing the need to use a different font.
    I always had to create the font and point to it in /etc/default/grub.

    As I mentioned I used to use this to create the font:
    Code:
    sudo grub-mkfont --output=/boot/grub/fonts/DejaVuSansMono.pf2 \
    --size=24 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
    It would give some errors but, still created the font.
    Then in /etc/defaut/grub at about line 13 I would insert this:
    Code:
    GRUB_FONT=/boot/grub/fonts/DejaVuSansMono.pf2
    The default font is /boot/grub/fonts/unicode.pf2.

    This used to provide me with a perfect Grub menu like the one I posted. But, when I went from DVI-HDMI to HDMI-HDMI things drastically changed.
    This computer will be 9 years old in April and came with a DVI-HDMI cable. I replaced the video card and got an HDMI port so I use the HDMI-HDMI cable.

    Now, there is no need for me to create the font or plug it in /etc/defalt/grub. If I do the font becomes way too big.

    Maybe try that and see what happens. It should work for you.

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    Re: Custom Grub for Arch in multi-boot system that is maintenance free

    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    What you customized your Grub screen too?
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    Well of course I did. Can't have just plain old grub. now can we!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cavsfan View Post
    Edit: Well actually Arch and Ubuntu do handle grub a little differently e.g. the font colors are in /etc/default/grub.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    Picky Picky! But True.
    Cool! If it can be done why not do it?

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