no easy way to change debian themes

Bug #299965 reported by Shirish Agarwal on 2008-11-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub2 (Debian)
Fix Released
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grub2

There is no easy way to change splash-screens while booting up in grub2.
To change default splash-screen a user needs to do the following :-

a. Know where the splash screen images reside
b. Know the file where the information for splash screen images is
c. Change the information therein.

Hence had to find the file where splash images are

a. The files are at /usr/share/images/grub/
b. Now edit the file /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme
specifically line 16


for i in
; do


for i in
; do

Then do an update-grub

For normal users they should not be expected to know or do invasive
changes like this.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: grub-pc 1.96+20080724-12ubuntu1
SourcePackage: grub2
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
Changed in grub2:
status: Unknown → New
Bernhard (b.a.koenig) on 2009-08-27
Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

I was wondering if this would be a good additional tab for the Startup Manager: "edit images for splash screen"

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in grub2 (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

This issue has sat incomplete for more than 60 days now. I'm going to close it as invalid. Please feel free re-open if this is still an issue for you. Thank you.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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