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I am just wondering that 'How I can change the title on very top for Grub' - where it's written like 'GNU Grub version 1.99-21ubuntu3.4'? I am not asking for the menu entry, or to change labels of menus.

I just wish to write something as I want, at the very top in Grub menu.

Anyone, please help me.

Thanking you.


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Hi Friends, I haven't got any response. No one knows about this - I don't believe. Please come back to me....Thanks in advance – raihanchy Oct 14 '12 at 12:46

Sadly, you cannot do that through configuration.

More precisely, this is a localized string "GNU GRUB version %s", which resides in /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod.

A few solutions, if you really want to change it:

  • Build your own packages, with a patch in the source code (see const char *msg in grub-core/normal/main.c) or in the po/ locales;
  • Modify the appropriate po file with, for example, poedit, then recompile it to an mo file and put it in /boot/grub/locale.
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