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How to Change Grub2 Splash Image on Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 uses the default Splash for grub2 which is console mode black background, in this post we will change the grub Splash from its black and white to something more refreshing.

First we’ll have to download the grub2 splash image package for Ubuntu. Open up the terminal Application > Accessories > Terminal and type following command:
sudo apt-get install grub2-splashimages
This will install the splash image package under direcotry /usr/share/images/grub/, navigate to this directory and check out some Grub2 splash Images that you can use.
Now edit the /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme using command sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme and search the line ...
change the above line with following and save the file

Finally, update grub by running the command: sudo update-grub and you should see output something similar to this ...

Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: Windbuchencom.tga
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-22-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Restart your computer and you should see something more refreshing Grub2 Splash.


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