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How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:57 pm
by velky_pivo
The font size of boot menu entries is damn way too small.
I have been trying to figure out how to change the font size for a couple of days now manually as well as using grub-customizer.
And what is up with the frame around the menu ?
When I try to change any graphics or font settings the frame breaks into dashes or some other crappy characters.

I just want to have larger letters in boot menu. Is it possible ?

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:16 pm
by remoulder

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:41 pm
by altair4
I hate to give advice on grub since I don't use it to multiboot and haven't for nearly a decade but this is what I had to do with Mint13-XFCE on a test box:

Edit a file as root:

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gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
Find this sub-section:
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
Just remove that # at the beginning of the line so that it reads like this:
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480
Save the file then run the following command to update grub:

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sudo update-grub
That setting may be too big for your setup but you can play with the resolution to fit your needs.

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:18 pm
by velky_pivo
Already tried that. Does not work.
It appears to be some kind of font issue.
Using grub-mkfont screws up the characters that create the frame around the menu.
This sucks. There is a discussion surrounding this issue perhaps pointing to a bug.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/11846/ch ... -grub-font
So for now I am stuck with crappy Ubuntu screen (I tried backgrounds too but the font is messing the frame up and will not change size anyway)
I am done playing with it for now.

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:46 pm
by I2k4
You should look at Grub Customizer, pretty intuitive interface and does a lot of things. Should be in the repositories.

Re: How to change only font size in Grub menu ?

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:05 pm
by velky_pivo
I did look at it - see my first post.
Customizer too will screw up the frame around the menu.