Easily Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image In Ubuntu 12.04

We all know that GRUB is a powerful boot loader for Linux.It can easily detect various operating systems installed on our machine and provide us a choice to start any one of them. Although being very powerful boot loader, it does not have a very appealing graphical interface. But with its successor GRUB 2, we can easily customize splash image, font colour, and font style.

 

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image
Default Grub 2 background image


In this tutorial, I show you an easy way to change your splash image in Ubuntu 12.04.

Step 1

Open terminal (press Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following commands :

cd /boot/grub
sudo nautilus .

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

The terminal will prompt you for the password.Enter your account’s login password.

Note: You must be either root or an administrator to use the Sudo command.

 

Step 2

After entering the password correctly you will have write access to grub folder.

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

 

Step 3

Now simply copy and paste the image into grub folder.

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

Note: Grub 2 supports PNG, JPG/JPEG, and TGA image formats. So make sure your image is of supported format.

 

Step 4

Enter the command given below in terminal:

 sudo update-grub

Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image terminal

 

Step 5

Restart your system and your favourite image will appear at boot screen.

 

Detailed instructions for changing font colour, resolution for new and previous versions of grub can be found here.

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