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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.

Grub Theme Vimix

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:

Download Vimix-Grub-theme

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!

In addition:

For those who want to change the background image, simply install Grub-Customizer, launch the software and do:

  1. navigate to Appearance settings tab.
  2. highlight the theme file “background.png”
  3. click ‘Load file’ selection box and choose your image (must be .png)
  4. 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

Grub is the default boot loader of Ubuntu Linux. Since Grub2 there’s an easy way to change its background wallpaper, without any third-party software.

All you need is the picture file you want to set as background. Supported file format: jpeg, tga, and png.

To get started:

1.) Open Nautilus as root account by pressing Alt+F2, then type gksudo nautilus and hit enter.


2.) Navigate to Computer/Home/your-user-name, copy the picture and paste it into /boot/grub


3.) Now apply the changes by running this command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo update-grub

You’ll find “Found background image: picture-name.jpg” in the output.

Reboot and see the magic!