HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in LMDE

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HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in LMDE

Postby kelebek333 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:35 pm

You can edit Grub2 or Burg with Grub Customizer (Updated version 2.5.6)

Method 1 . Compile from source.

First install requirements.
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sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-dev libssl-dev cmake


Then install v.2.5.6 from source

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wget -c https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer/2.5/2.5.6/+download/grub-customizer_2.5.6.tar.gz

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tar -xf grub-customizer_2.5.6.tar.gz

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cd grub-customizer-2.5.6

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cmake .

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make

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sudo make install


Method 2 . Download from Ubuntu ppa and install v.2.5.5

For 32 bit

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wget -c https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+files/grub-customizer_2.5.5-0ubuntu1%7Eppa1l_i386.deb

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sudo dpkg -i grub-customizer*



For 64 bit
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wget -c https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+files/grub-customizer_2.5.5-0ubuntu1%7Eppa1l_amd64.deb

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sudo dpkg -i grub-customizer*


Edit : update version 2.5.6
Last edited by kelebek333 on Sun May 13, 2012 8:04 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby ukbrian on Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:19 am

Thank you :D
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Brian49 on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:10 am

Nice utility - many thanks.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby GeneC on Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:41 am

Thanks!
Missed this one with LMDE
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby ukbrian on Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:18 am

It might be worth making a post on the Tutorials/howto section at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=42
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Dyfi on Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:50 pm

Ten out of ten! I tried unsuccessfully to do this some time ago - thanks very much.

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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Darcy on Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:59 am

Method 2 for 64 bit produces the following error:
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HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-12-19 22:44:52 ERROR 404: Not Found.

I checked the Launchpad website and found the latest version is 2.4.1 but there are 5 packages. Im not sure which one to use.

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer To see packages available.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Brian49 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:40 am

May I suggest that you download one of the Debian packages from this page, according to your system:

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+sourcepub/2098793/+listing-archive-extra
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Darcy on Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:37 am

I guess it would help if I performed my search better. :oops:

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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Gerd50 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Method 2 didn't work for me as described. The first command downloaded the deb package. The second command
installed grub customizer, but the package had unmet dependencies. I had to install libgtkmm-2.4-dev first, then
i could install the deb with gdebi.

It would be good to have this useful little tool in the repos.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Brian49 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:48 pm

Debian packages for the latest release of this utility (2.5.3) can be downloaded here:

32-bit

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+build/3190714

64-bit

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+build/3190713

The developer reports that he has tried to get his packages included in the Debian repositories, but so far without success.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby GeneC on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:17 pm

Nice find Brian. :)
Thanks for that.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Gerd50 on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:15 pm

The developer reports that he has tried to get his packages included in the Debian repositories, but so far without success.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/ ... 00397.html

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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby MikeF90000 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:21 pm

I'm slightly mystified with the responses so far.
I've installed Grub Customizer on the latest LMDE directly from the Ubuntu PPA - just put the Oneiric URL in apt sources.list.

I'd give y'all a specific Launchpad link but at the current time it is Down Again - bad, bad Canonical! :x
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby oldgi on Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:56 pm

I do not know what others problems are bu t method 1 worked just great for me.....

Thanks for the great newbie instructions.... I am 77 and still trying to hang in there with the latest OS's.

Your procedure is accurate, straight forward, and beautifully presented.

I wish more tips and install procedures were presented this way....

Thank you very very much....

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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby kb7wg on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:17 pm

i am running linuxmint12 64bit. have tried everything on this post and other sites...and always get errors. finally tried this from a different site.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

everything ran fine...got grub2 editor on the menu. click on it...i enter password....and then nothing.
any suggestions?
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Al65 on Sun May 06, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi everyone!

I've just installed easily and successfully grub-customizer on the latest lmde (201204).

Just downloaded from here
https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+build/3190713/+files/grub-customizer_2.5.3-0ubuntu1%7Eppa1o_amd64.deb

on this website:
https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+build/3190713

and installed using gdebi.


I hope this could be useful.

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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby Brian49 on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:29 am

Grub Customizer 3.0 is out, with some nice enhancements over previous versions. Debian packages can be dowloaded from this page:

https://launchpad.net/~danielrichter2007/+archive/grub-customizer/+packages

I have found that the pp1o packages (i.e. for Oneiric) work best on LMDE.
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby zerozero on Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:11 am

although the debs apparently work with lmde (for now at least) compiling is not that hard.

1- first you need to enable deb-src (just if it's the first time you are compiling from source)
zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ inxi -r
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import backport romeo incoming
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ testing main non-free

deb http://mozilla.debian.net/ experimental iceweasel-aurora
(this is an example for testing, you have to adapt according)

2- now installing some required pkgs
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zerozero@deb-kde ~ $ apt install cmake g++ libgtkmm-2.4-dev gettext libssl-dev


3- go to the launchpad project page https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer/+download download the tar.gz that you want and unpack it

4- in the folder now created (grub-customizer-3.0.1 in my test) open a terminal, so that your prompt looks like this
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zerozero@deb-kde ~/Downloads/grub-customizer-3.0.1 $
and run (mind the dot in the command)
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cmake . && make


5- install hwinfo
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apt install hwinfo


6- install grub customizer
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zerozero@deb-kde ~/Downloads/grub-customizer-3.0.1 $ sudo make install


7- it should be now in the menu

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https://answers.launchpad.net/grub-customizer/+faq/1397
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Re: HOW TO : Install Grub Customizer (Grub2 Editor Gui) in L

Postby chard on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:32 am

Just Installed GRUB CUSTOMIZER on LMDE(6) by:

1. Installing These Requirements--
sudo apt-get install libgtkmm-2.4-dev libssl-dev cmake

2. Installing kcm-grub2_0.5.8-3_amd64.deb

Performs as expected. Thanks much!
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