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Old 12-20-2017, 05:50 PM   #1
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I have lost the header and border from my grub2 boot menu


I have lost the header and border from my grub2 boot menu. By that I mean the header which says "GNU GRUB version 2.00" and the white border which surrounds the actual boot entries. They both disappeared, and I have no idea what caused them to go, nor how to get them back!

I am sure the solution is very simple, but I have searched the net for a couple of days with no success!

No 'theme', no graphics, just white text on a black background.
 
Old 12-20-2017, 07:15 PM   #2
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You can try

Code:
locate grub
see if any lines end with .old.

You can also try

Code:
sudo update-grub
Edit:

My bad. I see you run Fedora. I am rpm dyslexic. So not sure about rpm command syntax.

Last edited by rokytnji; 12-20-2017 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2017, 08:25 AM   #3
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Just in case anyone has any ideas, after much hunting about I thought I had found a solution via installing a new locale file. This did remove an error message which I was getting briefly before the grub menu screen appeared, but not more than that. I get all my menu entries on the screen, but no header, and no box round the menu entries. There is no longer any error reported before the menu entries appear.
 
Old 12-23-2017, 06:25 AM   #4
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I think some distros customise the bootloader.

Like setting backgrounds and other stuff.

I suppose your grub.cfg is missing some lines for making it fancy

random gibbersih from my box
Quote:
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ x$feature_timeout_style = xy ] ; then
set timeout_style=menu
set timeout=5
# Fallback normal timeout code in case the timeout_style feature is
# unavailable.
else
set timeout=5
fi
GRUB_GFXMODE=1920x1080x32
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
set timeout_style=menu may be the stuff you are searching for
 
Old 12-23-2017, 11:27 AM   #5
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I think some distros customise the bootloader.

Like setting backgrounds and other stuff.

I suppose your grub.cfg is missing some lines for making it fancy

random gibbersih from my box


set timeout_style=menu may be the stuff you are searching for
I can try it, but I don't think so, as my grub.cfg file has not changed for a very long time.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 09:01 PM   #6
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https://askubuntu.com/questions/5322...he-grub-2-menu

"Download/Install the grub-customizer latest version."

Looks kinda more easy.

I wanted to search some examples than i found the software above

What I really dislike on all of those examples. They go the long way with /etc/x/y/z which is just bad.

example:

https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Grub2

it is just a config file which you can edit. When you make a mistake you need to fix it with a live-cd. Happens with copy and paste and editor nano.
It is also obvious those guides are just copy and paste from someone else, as every link i just checked said the same. they did not crasp that it is just a config file which can be edited.

--

You may bootup a livecd, and check out the grub.cfg there. than you can reuse that to fix yours.

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Quote:
I can try it, but I don't think so, as my grub.cfg file has not changed for a very long time.
Are you sure?

You do not update your kernel? you do not use a binary distro update script? Or the grub scripts of mass data destruction, which includes update-grub and such?
 
  


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