I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software which had an option to change the colors, but unfortunately grub just ignored those changes.

I hope you can help me.


Try Grub Customizer. If you don't have it installed, you can install it, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adabbas/1stppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Once installed, and you open the applications, go to Appearance settings, and change backgroun colour

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  • that's the soft I tried and it didn't change the colors. But there is "to get colors working you have to select a background image". Do you know something about it? – user1873947 Jun 29 '13 at 20:14
  • You can add any image of our choice. It can be a picture, or solid background color. – Mitch Jun 29 '13 at 20:17
  • I use the KDE desktop so I am using kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=139643 instead of this one. Does this one suffer the same problem documented here, where GRUB update ignores the background colors out-of-the-box? bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1027223 – Ben Sep 21 '14 at 18:02

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