Easily Change Your GRUB 2 Splash Image In Ubuntu 12.04.
We all know that GRUB is a powerful bootloader for Linux that can easily detect the various operating systems installed on our computer and provide us with the ability to run any of them. Although it is a very powerful downloader, it does not have a very attractive GUI. But with its successor GRUB 2, we can easily customize the splash screen, color and font style.
Grub 2 default background image
In this tutorial, I’ll show you an easy way to change the splash screen in Ubuntu 12.04.
Open terminal (press Ctrl + Alt + T) and enter the following commands:
[box type = â€shadowâ€] cd / boot / grub [/ box]
[box type = â€shadowâ€] sudo nautilus. [/ box]
The terminal will ask for a password. Enter your password to log into your account.
Note. To use the Sudo command, you must be either root or an administrator.
After entering the correct password, you will have write access to the grub folder.
Now just copy and paste the image into the grub folder.
Note: Grub 2 supports PNG, JPG / JPEG and TGA image formats. So make sure your image is in a supported format.
Enter the command below into the terminal:
[box type = â€shadowâ€] sudo update-grub
Reboot the system and your favorite image will appear on the boot screen.
Detailed instructions on changing font color, permissions for newer and previous versions of grub can be found here.