Boring with the default Grub2 boot loader appearance? Besides switching to Burg boot-loader, you can change the look and feel via the Vimix-grub-theme.
The theme is designed by vinceliuice, the man behind Vimix GTK theme. He made a .deb installer and published it in a Chinese cloud service.
Due to connection and/or language reading issue, I’ve upload the file into Google Drive, available for download at the link below:
[ac-button size=”large” url=”https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1tVpdpC9bZDLWxKVHBMQWRXU0U” target=”_blank”]Download Vimix-Grub-theme[/ac-button]
Click install the .deb via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi, or run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install it:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/grub-themes-vimix_0.1-1_all.deb
Then restart and see result!
For those who want to change the background image, simply install Grub-Customizer, launch the software and do:
- navigate to Appearance settings tab.
- highlight the theme file “background.png”
- click ‘Load file’ selection box and choose your image (must be .png)
- finally click Save button in Grub Customizer.
Also remove useless Grub menu entries via the first tab in Grub-Customizer if you have multiple Linux Kernels.
To restore Grub boot menu screen, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher, and then run command:
sudo apt-get remove grub-themes-vimix