Download / Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04, 14.04

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Dec 4, 2017

Check out How to Download / Install Grub Customizer in Ubuntu 17.10,17.04, 16.10, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 and Other Linux Distros.

What is Grub Customizer ?

Grub Customizer is an open source tool to configure the Grub 2 boot-loader appearances and settings with a simple graphical interface.

With Grub Customizer, you can easily:

  • add, remove, edit, rearrange Grub menu entries.
  • Change default entry, visibility, timeout, kernel parameters.
  • Change the resolution, background image, edit the font and color, etc.
  • Reinstall Grub into MBR, so to load Ubuntu from Windows boot-loader
How to Download Grub Customizer & Where to Download it ?

You can Download Grub Customizer for Ubuntu at

It will be downloaded in .tar.gz format. It is also available in grub-customizer.deb format

Direct download link for Grub Customizer Latest version is 5.0.6 - Click Here

Get Grub customizer for Linux Mint 18- Cinnamon in a executable file (

How to Install Grub Customizer via PPA

The developer has made this handy tool into PPA available for all current Ubuntu releases and derivatives. To install it, from the steps below:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Update the package index and install the software via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install grub-customizer

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grub the latest .deb from the PPA file archive.

  • grub-customizer_5.0.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1y_amd64.deb for 64-bit Ubuntu 16.10.
  • grub-customizer_5.0.6-0ubuntu1~ppa1y_i386.deb for 32-bit Ubuntu 16.10.
And double-click to install the package via Ubuntu Software.

How to Uninstall Grub Customizer:

To uninstall the software, use apt command with remove option, and use autoremove to remove all unnecessary dependencies:

sudo apt remove grub-customizer && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.
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