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As the grub splash screen shows far longer than plymouth on my box, I wanted a nice background there as well. I set it up, but it only works when GRUB_TIMEOUT is greater than zero, although this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1302743 says:

To hide the menu on boot: There should be no # symbol at the start of the line: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 line. "0" in both entries (GRUB_TIMEOUT & GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT) above should boot the system without a timeout. A positive integer will leave a blank screen for that number of seconds, allowing the user time to press "ESC" or "SHIFT" to display the menu. The splash screen will still display during the timeout.

So I do not want the grub2 menu to show, but the grub2 splash screen. Is this a bug? Can I fix it?

Specs: - Ubuntu 12.04 - Kernel 3.2.0-54-generic 64-bit - grub2 package version 1.99-21ubuntu3.10

/etc/default/grub: # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

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