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After trying to make any change update-grub returns this error

Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-34-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-34-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic
Found Windows 8 (loader) on /dev/sda2
Found Windows Recovery Environment (loader) on /dev/sda6
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
error: syntax error.
error: Incorrect command.
error: syntax error.
error: Incorrect command.
error: syntax error.
error: line no: 135
Syntax errors are detected in generated GRUB config file.
Ensure that there are no errors in /etc/default/grub
and /etc/grub.d/* files or please file a bug report with
/boot/grub/grub.cfg.new file attached.
done

/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_DEFAULT=0
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=2
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# 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 ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL="console"

# 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'
#GRUB_GFXMODE="640x480"

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

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

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

tried even adding

# fix broken grub.cfg gen
GRUB_DISABLE_SUBMENU=y

but with no help

/boot/grub/grub.cfg.new

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
  insmod efi_gop
  insmod efi_uga
  insmod video_bochs
  insmod video_cirrus
}

insmod part_gpt
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod part_gpt
  insmod ext2
  set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
  set locale_dir=($root)/boot/grub/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
if background_color 44,0,30; then
  clear
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux_proxy ###
menuentry "Ubuntu" --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
    linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-34-generic root=UUID=a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-34-generic
}
submenu "Other"{
menuentry "Windows 8 (loader) (on /dev/sda2)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod fat
    set root='(hd0,gpt2)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1493-5A87
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry "Windows Boot UEFI loader" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 1493-5A87
chainloader (${root})/EFI/Boot/bkpbootx64.efi
}
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-34-generic (recovery mode)" --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
    echo    'Loading Linux 3.8.0-34-generic ...'
    linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-34-generic root=UUID=a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9 ro recovery nomodeset 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-34-generic
}
submenu "Previous Linux versions"{
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-29-generic" --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
    linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic root=UUID=a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
    initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic
}
menuentry "Ubuntu, with Linux 3.8.0-29-generic (recovery mode)" --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
    recordfail
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root='(hd0,gpt8)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9
    echo    'Loading Linux 3.8.0-29-generic ...'
    linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.8.0-29-generic root=UUID=a80cd27b-9937-46d7-8bcb-e9b2ec8e10c9 ro recovery nomodeset 
    echo    'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd  /boot/initrd.img-3.8.0-29-generic
}
}
function gfxmode {
    set gfxpayload="${1}"
    if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
        set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
        set vt_handoff=
    fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi



menuentry "Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 1493-5A87
chainloader (${root})/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bkpbootmgfw.efi
}
menuentry "EFI/Asclepius/bootx64.efi" {
search --fs-uuid --no-floppy --set=root 1A98-3F22
chainloader (${root})/EFI/Asclepius/bootx64.efi
}
menuentry "Windows Recovery Environment (loader) (on /dev/sda6)" --class windows --class os {
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod fat
    set root='(hd0,gpt6)'
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 1A98-3F22
    drivemap -s (hd0) ${root}
    chainloader +1
}
menuentry "System setup" {
    fwsetup
}
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux_proxy ###

and mentioned line 135 starts here:

function gfxmode {
    set gfxpayload="${1}"
    if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
        set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
    else
        set vt_handoff=
    fi
}

If you have any ideas how to fix this, thank you in advance.

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