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I'm trying to install grub-customizer on Ubuntu 20.04 and it's not working.

This is what I've tried (as suggested by multiple websites):

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer 
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install grub-customizer

It doesn't seem to find the package:

Err:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu focal Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80]

This is the output from the last command:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package grub-customizer

I've read in a few places that people have been able to install this on 20.04 correctly. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks

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  • Yes! After running this command I am now able to install it: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) main universe restricted multiverse" Thank you!
    – cltweedie
    May 24, 2020 at 16:30

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What happens is the ppa doesn't support Ubuntu Focal, so you need to remove the external first.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt update

The good news is, grub-customizer exist on default repository.

sudo apt install grub-customizer
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    Thanks, but I'm still getting exactly the same output after running those commands: E: Unable to locate package grub-customizer
    – cltweedie
    May 24, 2020 at 11:51
  • @cltweedie I'd be careful installing grub-customizer. It tends to make a mess of the grub configuration files.
    – heynnema
    May 24, 2020 at 14:20

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