How to Install Grub Customizer 5.0.5 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

April 4, 2016 — 4 Comments

Grub Customizer

Grub Customizer, a graphical configuration tool for Grub and BURG boot-loader, has recently reached the 5.0.x series with Ubuntu 16.04 support and a few fixes.

Grub Customizer provides a graphical interface to make it easy to:

  • create, move, remove, edit Grub menu entries
  • set default OS
  • show or hide Grub menu and change the time delay.
  • change background image, resolution, fonts, etc.
  • install Grub boot-loader to Windows’ MBR, and more.
Grub Customizer, edit menu entries

Grub Customizer, edit menu entries

Grub Customizer General Settings

Grub Customizer General Settings

grub customizer theme settings

grub customizer theme settings

How to Install Grub-Customizer in Ubuntu 16.04:

This open-source application is available in the developer’s PPA repository for all current Ubuntu releases and their derivatives.

Install Grub Customizer and receive future updates via Software Updater:

1. Open terminal from App Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T keys. When it opens, paste below command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Type in password (no visual feedback when typing password) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Grub Customizer PPA

2. Then update package lists and install the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Get Grub-Customizer installer directly from PPA packages page:

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package for your system and click install via Software Center.

Grub Customizer PPA Package Page


(Optional) To remove Grub Customizer, use Synaptic Package Manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove grub-customizer

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4 responses to How to Install Grub Customizer 5.0.5 in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  1. Hello. Great tutorial. My question is, how come when I use the Grub Customizer to put my custom value of 1366x768x24, it doesn’t work on the actual boot up screen? My boot menu looks as it should when I do sudo burg-emu (yes, I installed burg on 16.04 LTS (It appears as Burg Mode) but the actual menu when I boot is not reflecting my screen’s native resolution. Any fix on this?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Look. I just want to thank you. The cli worked like a dream, and the excellent ap, LONG overdue, although i haven’t booted yet.

    This was NOT complicated, but beautiful!

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