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Old 02-12-2019, 08:21 PM   #1
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How To Make The MX Linux Grub Menu Show At Boot Up


Hi:

Just performed a fresh installation of MX-18 on my bf's custom built AMD 64-bit desktop. Runs great and looks good.

This machine is in a triple boot with Debain and Linux Mint 19.1.
From what I can tell Linux Mint has the boot.

During installation I gave MX Linux the boot flag:-
I wanted the MX Linux Grub Menu and didn't get that upon reboot.


How would I set the Grub Menu that was designed by MX Linux?
 
Old 02-12-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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boot into MX-18, and install grub update grub you got MX-18 grub. nano /etc/default/grub to customize grub ....
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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boot into MX-18, and install grub update grub you got MX-18 grub. nano /etc/default/grub to customize grub ....
The good news is that I have already updated grub in MX-18.

I just don't have the Grub Menu that I want.

Once I have the /etc/default/grub file open how do I customize it to the Grub Menu that came with the MX Linux installer?
 
Old 02-12-2019, 08:48 PM   #4
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just to verifiy it is that one in lue of actually installing (again) you can put an echo statment in it and look for it at boot up to see if it is there, if not then it is not the one you want, that being said, it all depends on what you want to do with it.

example
me
Slackware
custom fonts, and screen res, image made in gimp.
Code:
userx@slackdvdcurr.org:/etc/default
$ cat grub
 # If you change this file, run grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# afterwards to update /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT=saved
GRUB_SAVEDDEFAULT=true
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=false
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=$( sed 's/Slackware /Slackware-/' /etc/slackware-version )
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# 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
#GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x32
#GRUB_GFXMODE=1600x900x24

GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080x32,1920x1080x24,1600x900x24,1024x768x24,auto

GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

# Font used on the graphical terminal:
#GRUB_FONT=/usr/share/grub/dejavusansmono.pf2

GRUB_FONT=/boot/grub/fonts/ani.pf2

#GRUB_FONT=/boot/grub/fonts/Dyuti3.pf2

#GRUB_BACKGROUND=/usr/share/void-artwork/splash.png
#GRUB_BACKGROUND=/home/userx/Pictures/blueflame2.png
GRUB_BACKGROUND=/usr/share/grub/slackgrub-image001.png


# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment and set to the desired menu colors.  Used by normal and wallpaper
# modes only.  Entries specified as foreground/background.
GRUB_COLOR_NORMAL="light-blue/black"
GRUB_COLOR_HIGHLIGHT="light-cyan/blue"
check your repo some distros have a grub-customizer gui. My void linux does, and ubuntututu has one so your's might too.

custom font (ttf)
Code:
sudo grub-mkfont --output=/boot/grub/fonts/DejaVuSansMono24.pf2 \
  --size=24 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
grub-util package

"I just don't have the Grub Menu that I want."

so what menu do you want?

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:03 PM   #5
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I knew about Grub Customizer but wanted to save that as a last resort.

MX-18 came with a MX Boot Options gui where I can choose MX-18 Continuum and change the colors of the boot Menu.
Just found it a few minutes ago.

Looks like I'll have to try using the MX Boot Options gui set it to MX-18 choose the colors and see what happens.

Any other thoughts?

The Grub Menu that I want is the Linen shaded Menu with black letters that comes with MX-18.

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:22 PM   #6
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I knew about Grub Customizer but wanted to save that as a last resort.

MX-18 came with a MX Boot Options gui where I can choose MX-18 Continuum and change the colors of the boot Menu.
Just found it a few minutes ago.

Looks like I'll have to try using the MX Boot Options gui set it to MX-18 choose the colors and see what happens.

Any other thoughts?

The Grub Menu that I want is the Linen shaded Menu with black letters that comes with MX-18.
that linen shade is probably just a low rez image of that color, then you set your fonts, default should be black. you can make an image using gimp. for the font type you can use your ttf in /usr/share/fonts, and grub-mkfont to get the one you really want.

some idea's using grubs common var names
https://opensource.com/article/17/3/...guration-linux

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:49 PM   #7
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that linen shade is probably just a low rez image of that color, then you set your fonts, default should be black. you can make an image using gimp. for the font type you can use your ttf in /usr/share/fonts, and grub-mkfont to get the one you really want.

some idea's using grubs common var names
https://opensource.com/article/17/3/...guration-linux
Thanks:-

I opened the MX Boot Options GUI and set the boot for MX-18 and choose the splash screen theme and background.Rebooted-
No joy.

Linux Mint still has the boot, is still the first entry in the GNU Grub Menu and is all all black window with white letters. sigh.

Any idea why the changes I made in the MX Boot Options didn't take effect?
 
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Thanks:-

I opened the MX Boot Options GUI and set the boot for MX-18 and choose the splash screen theme and background.Rebooted-
No joy.

Linux Mint still has the boot, is still the first entry in the GNU Grub Menu and is all all black window with white letters. sigh.

Any idea why the changes I made in the MX Boot Options didn't take effect?
then you will have to issue the commands in MX
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sdx
sudo update-grub
to give MX control of the grub boot (listings).
 
Old 02-12-2019, 10:23 PM   #9
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then you will have to issue the commands in MX
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sdx
sudo update-grub
to give MX control of the grub boot (listings).
Are you sure? <not trying to drive you crazy>

I'm asking because Grub is already installed to /dev/sdb where I installed MX-18.
Linux Mint and Grub are installed to /dev/sdc/.
And Debian and Grub is installed to /dev/sda/.

Another thought--

BF might have sdc set to boot in the BIOS:-
I'll have to ask and check.

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:47 PM   #10
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Yup as I remembered bf's machine in the BIOS is set to sdc permanently for the boot.
Glad that's cleared up.

At this point I think (it's not my machine) bf should be able to boot into Mint and install Grub Customizer like you suggested:-
I'll let you know how that goes.
 
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every linux installs there own boot loader, mostly its grub, because it needs to have one for obvious reasons. if someone installs a multi boot system the prior grub installed is over written by the next install of the other OS. therefore it now has control of all of the Operating Systems on the hdd, if someone then installs another OS it will do the same, install its boot loader and take over the control for booting all of the OSes installed on the system.



the only way to take back control and have the favourite OS grub boot menu is to re install its grub over top of the last one installed then update it. it does not hurt a thing by doing this. the other way to get whom ever has control of the grub is to modify that ones grub and set the one they want to be default system to boot into without intervention from a user. or set up the grub menu so it always boots last OS used on the next boot.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 06:52 PM   #12
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every linux installs there own boot loader, mostly its grub, because it needs to have one for obvious reasons. if someone installs a multi boot system the prior grub installed is over written by the next install of the other OS. therefore it now has control of all of the Operating Systems on the hdd, if someone then installs another OS it will do the same, install its boot loader and take over the control for booting all of the OSes installed on the system.



the only way to take back control and have the favourite OS grub boot menu is to re install its grub over top of the last one installed then update it. it does not hurt a thing by doing this. the other way to get whom ever has control of the grub is to modify that ones grub and set the one they want to be default system to boot into without intervention from a user. or set up the grub menu so it always boots last OS used on the next boot.
Seting up the grub menu so it boots the last os that's used on the next boot is the easiest choice at this time.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-13-2019, 06:59 PM   #13
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what is so hard asbout typeing
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub
in MX so you get its grub?
 
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what is so hard asbout typeing
Code:
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub
in MX so you get its grub?
It's not my machine and the owner wants to install Grub Customizer and use that for the MX image of the GNU Grub Menu.

There are a lot of images for MX-18 in /usr/share/backgrounds/MX Linux/grub/ so he can choose which one he wants.
So far there are 2 images that he wants. I just have to wait to see which one he wants to use and help him install Grub Customizer.

MX-18 doesn't have the background image that MX-17 had that he wanted.
 
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OIC said the blind man. I thought it was your system. yeah you could even copy it over to the which ever os has grub system and use it like that just so the customer gets the image he/she wants.
 
  


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