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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 pm

YES! Perhaps someone will start a "Post your Grub boot screen 2018 thread"
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Termy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 pm

all41 wrote:YES! Perhaps someone will start a "Post your Grub boot screen 2018 thread"
'o.O That'd be cool. I'd go there! I've always been tempted to pretty up GRUB; that would maybe inspire me to just get into it.

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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:32 pm

Termy wrote:
all41 wrote:YES! Perhaps someone will start a "Post your Grub boot screen 2018 thread"
'o.O That'd be cool. I'd go there! I've always been tempted to pretty up GRUB; that would maybe inspire me to just get into it.
Ooh man, I wouldn't dare even to imagine which background would that be :shock:
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:40 pm

Sure--now people will be asking how to screenshot grub: :lol:
fwiw in answer to the op question:
Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?
yes yes
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:43 pm

all41 wrote:Sure--now people will be asking how to screenshot grub: :lol:
Yes :)
By the way, how do you do that?
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:44 pm

Marziano wrote:
all41 wrote:Sure--now people will be asking how to screenshot grub: :lol:
Yes :)
By the way, how do you do that?
got a smart phone? lol
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Termy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:45 pm

The only way I can think of doing that is to load up a virtual machine... lol

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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:49 pm

Termy wrote:The only way I can think of doing that is to load up a virtual machine... lol
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:52 pm

all41 wrote:
Marziano wrote:
all41 wrote:Sure--now people will be asking how to screenshot grub: :lol:
Yes :)
By the way, how do you do that?
got a smart phone? lol
Yes, but i was expecting a CL or something.
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:58 pm

Yes, but i was expecting a CL or something.
no os is loaded at this juncture
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:17 pm

Alright! Thanks @all41! It was a rewarding exchange. I got in my 201st post :D
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:59 am

The subject of Grub Customizer is apparently a recurring discussion in L M Forums. A search for topics with "grub customizer" occurring in the title amounted to 45 hits. Here is the link to the search result:

search.php?keywords=grub+customizer+&te ... mit=Search

If you have jumped down the thread, I would suggest to follow the discussion from further up since the recent exchanges, in which I partook myself, are more convivial in nature than an objective discussion as to the functionalities and functioning of the Grub Customizer. There are some posts from the developer of the Grub Customizer, Daniel Richter, as well.
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:35 am

It's a good thing that the author of GC has participated in this thread (thanks for that).

But I still think that it's a bad idea to complicate such an essential part of your operating system, just for the sake of a few things that can easily be achieved otherwise. Without such complications.

If someone wants a nice custom background for his Grub bootloader menu, without complicating Grub at all, this is how:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... autifygrub
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by tovian » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:30 pm

all41 wrote:fwiw in answer to the op question:
Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?
yes yes
You started your comment with FWIW. Frankly, i don't believe that it's worth very much at all. If people like you and Jellybean don't want to use it that's absolutely your decision - but it may not be right that you should act like you know what's best for everyone else. State your case, and leave it at that... there's probably no need for your personal advice to the rest of the world.

I'm guessing that this is the reason the developers of the board software included a "foes" list.
I probably should put myself on it.
Maybe I'll put everyone on it!! :wink:
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:33 pm

This is after all a forum
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by tovian » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:36 pm

all41 wrote:Perhaps someone will start a "Post your Grub boot screen 2018 thread"
Just in case they don't here's the Grub screen I created on my dual-boot traveling laptop. I use this to either "Wow" or "Confuse" or "Silence" my clients (whatever I need at the time). When Grub pops up there are just two lines at the top... one for Windows, the other for Mint. Grub Customizer was just one of the tools I used to create this.

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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by all41 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:41 pm

No doubt cool--especially the right side. :wink:
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Pjotr » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:48 pm

tovian wrote:there's probably no need for your personal advice to the rest of the world.
I'm the judge myself, of what I wish to give as advice to "the rest of the world". What you think of that, is completely and utterly irrelevant to me.
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:50 pm

tovian wrote:
all41 wrote:Perhaps someone will start a "Post your Grub boot screen 2018 thread"
Just in case they don't here's the Grub screen I created on my dual-boot traveling laptop. I use this to either "Wow" or "Confuse" or "Silence" my clients (whatever I need at the time). When Grub pops up there are just two lines at the top... one for Windows, the other for Mint. Grub Customizer was just one of the tools I used to create this.

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It looks cool on every side! Nice job, Tovian! That's how you like it and that's it!
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Re: Is the Grub Customizer a no, no?

Post by Marziano » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:57 pm

Pjotr wrote:
tovian wrote:there's probably no need for your personal advice to the rest of the world.
I'm the judge myself, of what I wish to give as advice to "the rest of the world". What you think of that, is completely and utterly irrelevant to me.
With all due respect for your high rank in this forum , I must say with your evaluation of the functioning of Grub Customizer, particularly of those horrifying proxy files evil-doer, so I for one gonna take your advice with a great dose of skepticism. You are the judge youself, but your judgement in this case is, in lack of better word, flawed.
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