Grub Customizer is a software package that does exactly as the name would imply. It allows the user to customize different aspects of the grub boot menu – such as the order that entries appear in the list, how long grub waits before selecting a default system to boot to, etc.
The good news is that you can use this application on all major Linux distros. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Grub Customizer package on all Linux systems.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install Grub Customizer on all major Linux distros
- How to open and use Grub Customizer
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||Any Linux system|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
$ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
How to install Grub Customizer on Linux (all major distros)
You can use the appropriate commands below to install Grub Customizer with your system’s package manager.
Debian based systems
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/grub-customizer $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install grub-customizer
Red Hat and Fedora based systems
$ sudo dnf install grub-customizer
Arch Linux based systems
$ sudo pacman -S grub-customizer
Note: When testing, I had a problem running the command above and I’m not sure if it’s an isolated issue or not. You can always download the package directly from the Arch Linux website, if necessary:
Open Grub Customizer
After installation, you will be able to open the Grub Customizer application from your system’s app launcher or by typing the following command in terminal (you will be prompted for your password as you need root permissions):
And now you can use the application menu to configure the Grub menu to your specifications.
In this tutorial, we saw how to install the Grub Customizer application on all major Linux distros, including Debian based, Red Hat based, and Arch Linux based. This is a very easy application to use, with a nice GUI frontend that allows even novice users to make quick and simple tweaks to the Grub boot menu from any Linux distro.