Grub Customizer is a great GUI tool for changing the default settings of the grub bootloader. Using this tool, you can add, delete and reorder boot menu items through a graphical interface. It also allows you to edit kernel parameters to change the delay time at boot time. The Grub Customizer tool also allows you to customize the Grub menu, for example, change fonts and background image.
Grub Customizer is available on some Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora, where it can be installed with its PPA. However, the Grub Customizer PPA is missing from the official Debian OS repositories. Therefore, we must download it from external sources. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Grub Customizer on your Debian OS.
We have completed the commands and procedures mentioned in this article on the Debian 10 operating system.
Install Grub Customizer
Follow these steps to install Grub Customizer:
Open a terminal in your Debian OS by going to the “Actions” tab in the left corner of the desktop. Then in the search bar enter terminal. when the icon appears, click on it to open.
Step 1. Set the prerequisites
Initially, we will need to fulfill the prerequisites before proceeding with the installation process.
To do this, run the following command in Terminal:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libgtkmm-3.0-dev libssl-dev gettext libarchive-dev
Step 2: Download Grub Customizer
Now, to download Grub Customizer, run the following command in Terminal:
$ wget https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archive/primary/+sourcefiles/grub-customizer/5.1.0-1/grub-customizer_5.1.0.orig.tar.gz
To check for the latest version of Grub Customizer, use the following link:
The file will be uploaded to the current directory of your terminal.
Step 3: Unzip the downloaded file
Now we need to unzip the downloaded grub customizer file. To do this, run the following command in the terminal:
$ tar xzf grub-customizer_5.1.0.org.tar.gz
Now navigate to the extracted folder using the cd command as follows:
$ cd grub-customizer-5.1.0/
And then run the following command in Terminal:
$ cmake . && make -j8
Step 5: Install Grub Customizer
Now we are ready to install Grub Customizer. Run the following command in Terminal to install Grub Customizer.
$ sudo make install
Step 6: Launch Grub Customizer
You can run Grub Customizer directly from your terminal. To do this, simply enter the following command in Terminal:
Alternatively, its Grub Customizer can also be launched through the application menu. To do this, press the super-key on the keyboard. this will open a search bar where you can find the grub customizer.
Once opened, you will see the following default view of Grub Customizer.
Remove Grub Customizer
If you want to remove Grub Customizer, you can do this by following these steps:
Browse to the folder containing the Grub customizer using CD team. then run the following command to remove Grub Customizer:
$ cd grub-customizer-5.1.0/
$ sudo make uninstall
This is all you need to install Grub Customizer on your Debian OS. This is a simple but great tool for changing the default bootloader settings, as well as for making other changes.
How to install grub customizer on Debian 10