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Thursday, May 25, 2017

How to Install Grub Customizer on Debian Distributions

In my previous post i have explained you How to Install Grub Customizer 5.0.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Just for reminder, Grub Customizer is a great application, it allows you to add or edit menu entry and change the default OS boot with GUI. It also allows you to customize the look of your grub menu including changing the background and the fonts of your entry.

grub customizer main menu screen 1

But how to install it on debian distributions? Okay, let's start it.

1. Install Requirements

sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake libgtkmm-3.0-dev libssl-dev gettext libarchive-dev

2. Download Grub Customizer


**check the latest version of grub on

3. Unzip Grub Customizer and change into unzipped folder

tar zxvf grub-customizer_5.0.6.tar.gz

4. Change directory to Grub Customizer unzip folder

cd grub-customizer-5.0.6

5. Build Grub Customizer

cmake . && make -j8

6. Now, install Grub Customizer

sudo make install

7. Now, you can start grub-customizer by typing


To remove Grub Customizer

sudo make uninstall

cd ..;rm -rf grub-customizer-5.0.6 

Okay, that's it.