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Fedora 28 easy way for customizing the appearance of grub?

asked 2018-07-11 12:45:37 -0500

heliosstyx gravatar image

updated 2018-07-13 13:15:40 -0500

florian gravatar image

Is there an easy way for customizing grub appearance (background, colors, etc.) without using grub-customizer and without any side-effects with future updates and upgrades of Fedora. In the Fedora maintenance guide I read that customizing of grub-config files is dangerous without exactly knowing what are the right way for doing it right.

Please explain?

Thank you all for your help. This problem is only a cosmetic one and so I decided to use the Fedora 28 default grub2 boot screen.

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answered 2018-07-12 09:02:54 -0500

villykruse gravatar image

You can install grub2-breeze-theme and enable this theme.

Append this line to /etc/default/grub


and then run

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

if you are using a non-UEFI system, and

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg

If you are using an UEFI system.

The starfield and system theme are no longer included in fedora, so it looks like breeze is the only one available on fedora, although these themes from an old Fedora version may still work.

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answered 2018-07-12 02:06:48 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

You will need to edit the /etc/default/grub file and add a variable called GRUB_BACKGROUND. I would highly suggest making a backup before you proceed.

Take a look at past threads about this:

You might need to mess around with a couple of statements to see what works in F28; I haven't tried this on anything past F20, so it has been a while.

Let me know how it goes and if you need any more help :).

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