DIY : change the ubuntu boot and grub logos of ubuntu 16.04LTS for an amiga logo

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On 16.04LTS, we can not use the old ways with plymouth manager softwares.

We now need to change the logo by hands.

OS preparation

Install the gimp

sudo apt-get install gimp
the gimp is installing, with all the dependencies

Install plymouth-themes

sudo apt-get install plymouth-themes
plymouth-themes are installing…

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sudo cp /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.png /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo-ori.png

Pimp the “ubuntu-logo” using gimp FOR USE WITH PLYMOUTH AND GRUB

sudo gimp /usr/share/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.png

you must give a 800×600 resolution for plymouth


You can prepare here the same picture for grub, resolution 1920×1080 (the max res your graphic card can handle), and save it under :


Change grub

install grub customizer

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

save grub original files

sudo cp -Rp /etc/grub.d /etc/grub.d.ori

launch the customizer

gksudo grub-customizer
grub-customizer is launching…
grub-customizer main window
grub-customizer 2nd window
grub-customizer 3rd window

Personnally, I changed that :

  • 2nd window : start default after 2s
  • 3rd window : resolution : 1920x1080px and spash screen is /usr/share/plymouth/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo-grub.png

save and reboot

My logos

if you don’t want to edit the logo by yourself, here is my pictures

my logo for plymouth
my logo for grub

tadaaa !



Author: jess

for a long time amiga, aros & demos lover and musician (linux musician, drummer, modules in protracker and octamed, recording and mastering in ardour)