Customize Your Boot Loader

In dual booting, when we finish the installation, we find that the default option in the boot loader to start the system is Ubuntu and Windows appears as the last option in sequence. And to start Windows, we need to choose the Windows by down arrow key on the Keyboard and if we don’t choose, Ubuntu will automatically start.

If you wish to change the boot loader sequence which can start your desired option first in sequence, then GRUB Customizer is the best option. You only, need to install GRUB Customizer first then run it to change the option.

With Grub Customizer, you can easily:

  • add, remove, edit, and rearrange Grub menu entries.
  • Change default entry, visibility, timeout, and 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

Install Grub Customizer via PPA:

To install it, from the steps below:

1.      Open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and log in with root privilege

sudo su (press enter)

(Enter the password. Password will not be visible while typing so be careful.)


2.      Now run the following command to add the PPA:

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

3.      Update the Package with this command

sudo apt-get update


4.      Now, Install the Grub Customizer

sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

When the Installation is over, find the Grub Customizer and change the sequence.

Save it and enjoy it!!!