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Just curious, is there a configfile to change the purple bootscreen that appears between grub and plymouth? I know how to change plymouth's background color, but it does not affect the screen for vt.handoff.


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  • Open a gnome-terminal.
  • Run the following:

    gksu gedit /lib/plymouth/themes/default.grub
  • Replace 44,0,30 with 0,0,0 (or any other color of form R,G,B with R, G, and B being between 0 and 255).
  • Save, close, and run sudo update-grub in the terminal.
  • Reboot and enjoy.
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