Elementary OS: Editing the Grub Bootloader

The one single factor why I did not want to move from Linux Mint XFCE to Elementary OS is the fact that I could not edit its default bootloader. I have tried adding the PPA from Daniel Richter for Grub-Customizer but for some reason it did not work (because I could not fetch the file in his PPA). So after spending some of my time over Xubuntu (Ubuntu under XFCE) and Debian XFCE, I finally moved on to Elementary OS.


Installing Grub-Customizer


First, open the terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Then after confirming the addition of the repository, type:

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

After that you are free to use the grub-customizer app!


Editing Default Grub Boot Entry


After installing Grub-Customizer, changing the default boot entry will be easier. You won’t be bothering with the command line function (though it is very important that one should learn this) and will be only presented with a graphical user interface.

Grub Customizer

  1. Open the Grub-Customizer
  2. Click the OS entry you wanted to boot first
  3. Click save change (1st icon on the left most part of the app)

Then after you have restarted, the default boot entry will be the OS on the top of the list (in my case my Windows 7)! Enjoy!


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