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Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:50 am

Hello,
I'm dual booting Mint and Win10 with the attached theme.

At first I have installed Mint, then Windows. But my grub has been removed. So as the last topic of mine shows, a friend's helped me restore.
After that time, I did not have enough to tell it here.

My bootloader menu is not Mint's default, maybe.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12Jx0MB ... p=drivesdk

Could you help me how can I change it to the default version?

Thanks all

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:18 pm

No comments buddies?

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by catweazel » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:22 pm

Inna wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:18 pm
No comments buddies?
The simplest way to modify GrUB is GrUB Customizer, but it's generally frowned upon by some, myself included (even though I actually use it), as it can really mess things up and cause more problems than it's worth. YMMV.
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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:31 pm

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sudo grub-install
sudo update-grub
should do the trick

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:12 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:31 pm

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sudo grub-install
sudo update-grub
should do the trick
Hello,

Thanks, but it did not work.

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sudo grub-install
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: error: install device isn't specified.

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sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-34-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-34-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-33-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-33-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-32-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-32-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-20-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-20-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 10 on /dev/sda4
done
It shows it's done, but when I reboot I face again the screen I've mentioned in the first post.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 am

Oh, 32bit and non-EFI mode? That sounds ancient.

Well, see what this says:

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grep TERMINAL /etc/default/grub
If it outputs something that doesn't begin with # then you'll need to

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
, place a # in front of that line, Ctrl+S and Ctrl+X to save and exit, then another

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sudo update-grub


Otherwise post output of

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:42 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 am
Oh, 32bit and non-EFI mode? That sounds ancient.
No, it's 32bit but non-EFI mode. My hard disk has been damaged, so I can't change to UEFI. It's running on Legacy mode. I do not have enough time to buy a new HDD.
gm10 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 am
Well, see what this says:

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grep TERMINAL /etc/default/grub
If it outputs something that doesn't begin with # then you'll need to

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
, place a # in front of that line, Ctrl+S and Ctrl+X to save and exit, then another

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sudo update-grub
The result ofgrep TERMINAL /etc/default/grub begins with #:

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grep TERMINAL /etc/default/grub
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console
The result of sudo update-grub

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sudo update-grub
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-34-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-34-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-33-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-33-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-32-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-32-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-20-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-20-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.elf
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 10 on /dev/sda4
done
gm10 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:30 am
Otherwise post output of

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inxi -Fxz
The result of inxi -Fxz

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: vbinna Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire F5-573G v: V1.27 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Acer model: Captain_SK v: V1.27 serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: V1.27 date: 05/26/2017
Battery    BAT1: charge: 25.8 Wh 100.0% condition: 25.8/41.4 Wh (62%) model: PANASONIC AS16A5K status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Skylake rev.3 cache: 4096 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10368
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1692 MHz 2: 1483 MHz 3: 1028 MHz 4: 1582 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 179c bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: modesetting,nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-34-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 04:00.1
           IF: enp4s0f1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (23.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MQ02ABD1 size: 1000.2GB temp: 36C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 11G (57%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: /home size: 367G used: 2.1G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:42C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 259 Uptime: 4:51 Memory: 3849.4/15915.5MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
Thanks in advance

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:49 am

Inna wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:42 am
My hard disk has been damaged, so I can't change to UEFI.
I don't understand what that means but if you've got damaged boot sectors then you should be happy your system is still booting at all and you probably shouldn't touch it until you got your data off it and onto a new HDD.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by dkrbnd » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:10 pm

Has anyone been able to find a solution to this? my hard drive was damaged too,I think, and I can not go back to the previous version either


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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:47 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:49 am
Inna wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:42 am
My hard disk has been damaged, so I can't change to UEFI.
I don't understand what that means but if you've got damaged boot sectors then you should be happy your system is still booting at all and you probably shouldn't touch it until you got your data off it and onto a new HDD.
I mean due to some problems, my hard disk has been damaged while driving somewhere about a year ago. Since then, I have changed settings in BIOS from UEFI to Legacy, so the hard disk is working fine till now.
That's not any problem, and that's not the root cause of this issue.

I'm dual booting Mint and Win 10, but I remember once I had only Mint 18 with its beautiful bootloader theme.
But what I recently have done is:
Installed Mint 18 and had kept it for about 3 months. Then tried to upgrade to 19, but some software issues had caused. So I had to do a clean installation.
I had removed Mint 18, clean installed Mint 19. Two weeks after installing Mint 19, I did install Win 10 dual-booting. I had to repair bootloader by the recommendation of this topic as I asked previously: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=277159
It solved my problem, but the current issue has emerged.

That's the whole story.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:07 am

Fair enough. I still don't get the UEFI/legacy thing but hopefully doesn't matter.

I don't know what exactly boot-repair changes so let's do the GRUB re-install that I originally wanted you to do and see if that helps:

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:02 am

Thanks a bunch.

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fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xec4b3862

Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sda1            2048   16001023   15998976   7.6G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2        16001024   56000511   39999488  19.1G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3        56000512  838862847  782862336 373.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sda4  *    838862848 1953521663 1114658816 531.5G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
sda1 is /swap partition, sda2 is / partition and sda3 is /home partition.

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Installing for i386-pc platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
I've tried to install it on either sda or sda3,

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda3
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
grub-install: error: will not proceed with blocklists.

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda2
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: warning: File system `ext2' doesn't support embedding.
grub-install: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..

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sudo grub-install /dev/sda1
Installing for i386-pc platform.
grub-install: error: unable to identify a filesystem in hostdisk//dev/sda; safety check can't be performed.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:05 am

Goodness, after running my command and it telling you Installation finished. No error reported. why would you go around trying to install it to all those partitions? Luckily they all failed - don't play around with that command like that, it could render your system unbootable.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 am

gm10 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:05 am
Goodness, after running my command and it telling you Installation finished. No error reported. why would you go around trying to install it to all those partitions? Luckily they all failed - don't play around with that command like that, it could render your system unbootable.
Still the matter persists.
Reboot has been done, but no changes.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 am

Inna wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 am
Still the matter persists.
Reboot has been done, but no changes.
I don't know. Frankly I just loaded a Linux Mint iso in a virtual machine and the boot menu looked exactly as in your screenshot, so at this point I'm not sure you are even looking at a non-default menu.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:01 am

gm10 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:36 am
Inna wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 am
Still the matter persists.
Reboot has been done, but no changes.
I don't know. Frankly I just loaded a Linux Mint iso in a virtual machine and the boot menu looked exactly as in your screenshot, so at this point I'm not sure you are even looking at a non-default menu.
Thanks a bunch.

And if you've watched the same, then what I'm seeing is the default menu.

Then there's nothing to worry.

Of course this was not a worry, as it's just a graphical matter. But I tried to investigate by some experts like you to see if it's default menu.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:20 am

Inna wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:01 am
And if you've watched the same, then what I'm seeing is the default menu.

Then there's nothing to worry.

Of course this was not a worry, as it's just a graphical matter. But I tried to investigate by some experts like you to see if it's default menu.
Actually I can see both probably. If I boot in EFI mode it looks like this:
VirtualBox_Live USB_02_10_2018_13_09_53.png
but if I boot in BIOS mode I get an isolinux boot menu that looks like this:
VirtualBox_Live USB_02_10_2018_13_10_24.png
Is the second one the one you remember?

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by Inna » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:02 am

gm10 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:20 am
Inna wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:01 am
And if you've watched the same, then what I'm seeing is the default menu.

Then there's nothing to worry.

Of course this was not a worry, as it's just a graphical matter. But I tried to investigate by some experts like you to see if it's default menu.
Actually I can see both probably. If I boot in EFI mode it looks like this:
VirtualBox_Live USB_02_10_2018_13_09_53.png
but if I boot in BIOS mode I get an isolinux boot menu that looks like this:
VirtualBox_Live USB_02_10_2018_13_10_24.png
Is the second one the one you remember?
Thanks a bunch, but the second one is ISO installation boot menu. It's not the menu after Mint is installed.

Then if you have seen the first picture too, it's OK.

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Re: Change bootloader menu theme

Post by gm10 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:24 am

Inna wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:02 am
Thanks a bunch, but the second one is ISO installation boot menu. It's not the menu after Mint is installed.

Then if you have seen the first picture too, it's OK.
Ok, I don't know what menu you were referring to then. Know that you can install custom boot menu themes later on if you wish, maybe you used to have one of those.

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