possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
bbaker6212
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 522
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:35 pm

possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by bbaker6212 »

I have read that it is not recommended to use the Grub Customizer app because it greatly complicates your Grub setup and potentially messes things up and the effects/changes are not restored upon un-installing it. Is there a way to reset one's Grub configuration completely back to post-fresh-install?
I am pretty certain that I have continue to have problems caused by having having run GC before. Thanks.
Linux Mint Mate 19.1 k/4.15, Windows 10, Manjaro 18.03 Xfce k/4.19.24-1 MX-Linux 18.1 Lenovo Ideapad G50-45 8GB
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15IKB, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 WiFi
User avatar
jimallyn
Level 18
Level 18
Posts: 8955
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:34 pm
Location: Wenatchee, WA USA

Re: possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by jimallyn »

I have used grub-customizer in the past, too, before I heard that it wasn't such a good idea. I have thought about doing a new install (maybe in VirtualBox?) and see what is in the default grub configuration file.
Image

“If the government were coming for your TVs and cars, then you'd be upset. But, as it is, they're only coming for your sons.” - Daniel Berrigan
Cosmo.
Level 23
Level 23
Posts: 17817
Joined: Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:34 am

Re: possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by Cosmo. »

The trouble with GC is, that it does changes in the folder /etc/grub.d, which cannot simply get undone. Once installed, you are bound to GC.
grizzler
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 652
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:19 pm
Location: The Hague, NL

Re: possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by grizzler »

The bits in /etc/grub.d/ come from the grub-common package. Wouldn't clearing out that directory and then reinstalling grub-common with the right dpkg switches (--force-confmiss and/or --force-confnew if I'm not mistaken) get rid of anything grub-customizer did? After that, an update-grub (possibly with install-grub before that, if you want to be sure) should get things back to a plain grub state.
User avatar
bbaker6212
Level 5
Level 5
Posts: 522
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:35 pm

Re: possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by bbaker6212 »

grizzler wrote:The bits in /etc/grub.d/ come from the grub-common package. Wouldn't clearing out that directory and then reinstalling grub-common with the right dpkg switches (--force-confmiss and/or --force-confnew if I'm not mistaken) get rid of anything grub-customizer did? After that, an update-grub (possibly with install-grub before that, if you want to be sure) should get things back to a plain grub state.
Well thanks for the recommendation. I might try that after backing up that directory contents in case it makes things worse.
Linux Mint Mate 19.1 k/4.15, Windows 10, Manjaro 18.03 Xfce k/4.19.24-1 MX-Linux 18.1 Lenovo Ideapad G50-45 8GB
Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15IKB, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 WiFi
User avatar
Pjotr
Level 22
Level 22
Posts: 15895
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)
Contact:

Re: possible to clean out "grub customizer" changes?

Post by Pjotr »

This might be a way to undo:
https://answers.launchpad.net/grub-cust ... ion/256268

If that fails, I recommend a clean re-installation of your Mint.
Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.
Post Reply

Return to “Installation & Boot”