gulliver Ubuntu GFXBoot Grub Theme

GRUB Themes

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A GFXBoot Grub theme for Ubuntu, based on

GFXBoot Theme

mixed up from

SVG icon

and wallpaper

Just finished my first GFXBoot Grub theme and wanted to share it with you. :) Tested with Feisty and GFXBoot grub-gfxboot_0.97-5_i386.

Requires GFXBoot to be installed (see here for ubuntu derivatives: . Once this is done, this theme can be placed into the grub directory (/boot/grub/message.gulliver) and linked from menu.lst (add 'gfxmenu /boot/grub/message.gulliver' to the to top of the file)

Please note, be careful when playing with Grub files - without a LiveCD or some kind of recovery disk, it can really make things difficult if things go wrong.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

1.1: adapted size (pack is smaller now)


13 years ago

This looks amazing... much better with a true colour palette instead of a 256 colour gif from 1994

Nice layout too, well thought-out with the text on the right.

I can't believe it's not the default way... is it really just distro politics?



13 years ago

i guess it's because it's useless. it looks nice, but it is useless. SuSE/Kanotix use that by default.


14 years ago

1.1: adapted size (pack is smaller now)

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How to install a grub theme:

  1. Extract the theme to /boot/grub/themes/

  2. Edit /etc/default/grub file. Find the line starting with "#GRUB_THEME" and change it to "GRUB_THEME=/boot/grub/themes/[THEME_FOLDER]/[theme.txt]" (replace [THEME_FOLDER] ; [theme.txt] is probably OK ; remove "[]" brackets)

  3. Run sudo update-grub

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