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#1 2014-04-27 18:36:10

damo
#! gimpbanger
From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Install grub-customizer without adding a ppa

There are regular questions about customising grub, and for those who won't/can't edit the relevant configuration files then grub-customizer is an option. The problem is that it is available from an Ubuntu ppa, and although I have successfully used this method in the past, it isn't recommended because Ubuntu is NOT Debian and there are likely to be dependency problems.

There are a couple of other ways of installing it though, using a deb package downloaded from the ppa:

Go to the ppa packages page at /grub-customizer/+packages, and choose the release and build version you want. Either

1) Download and save the deb, then install with

sudo dpkg -i /path/to/grub-customizer_xxxxx.deb

or

2) Use the "Open with gdebi-gtk" option, and install it that way
grub-ppa.jpg

If you get messages about missing dependencies, or broken packages, then choose an older version from the packages available on the ppa.

As of 27th April 2014, I have found that the following versions install and run with no problems:

    Waldorf/Wheezy can use grub-customizer_3.0.4

    Jessie/Testing can use grub-customizer_4.0.6


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#2 2014-04-27 20:41:34

Joe90
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Registered: 2013-10-10
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Re: Install grub-customizer without adding a ppa

Thanks for this gimpbanger, I too can't be arsed to do this the command line way wink although have not had the need to edit grub since I switched to #! smile

Last edited by Joe90 (2014-04-27 20:42:13)

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#3 2014-04-27 20:53:18

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Registered: 2012-10-02
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Re: Install grub-customizer without adding a ppa

Joe90 wrote:

Thanks for this gimpbanger,

His name is damo.

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#4 2014-04-28 20:06:32

Joe90
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Re: Install grub-customizer without adding a ppa

Doh, sorry damo

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#5 2014-04-28 20:08:19

damo
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From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: Install grub-customizer without adding a ppa

Joe90 wrote:

Doh, sorry damo

S'OK - I'm getting used to it wink


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