How to change settings for the bootloader and splash screen in Ubuntu
StartUp Manager Features
Default boot title
Number of kernels in bootloader menu
Enable/disable boot option for memtest86
Enable/disable boot option for "rescue mode"
If the default boot option should be automatically updated
Bootup resolution and color depth
Grub menu colors
Grub menu resolution(Grub2 only)
If Splashy should be loaded from initramfs
Change visibility of
Grub menu colors
Grub menu background image
Splash screen and boot text
Grub menu from editing
"Alternate" boot options
Old boot options
Install/change/remove Grub backgrounds
Install/change/remove Usplash themes
Install/change/remove Splashy themes
Preview Splashy themes
Install StartUp Manager in Ubuntu
sudo aptitude install startupmanager
This will complete the installtion
Using StartUp Manager
If you want to open StartUp Manager go to System--->Administration--->Startup-Manager
This will prompt for root password enter and click ok
Startup-manager is loading
Once it open you should see similar to the following screen here you can change boot options screen
If you want to change appearance change on this screen
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thanks, only one question, who can I add more resolutions to StartUp Manager, because I have a notebook with other resolucion and the manager doesn’t show the correct resolution.
just curious if anyone knows of a good site for bootloader themes? I’ve downloaded several themes from http://www.gnome-look.org/, but for some apparent reason, i wasn’t able to get the themes to work 🙁
It doesn’t actually work, but the colors are nice.
I have 2 x 8.10 installed and the latest installed (a fix-the real thingy install, which ended up on /sda6) starts as default, no matter how I change it in StartUp Manager.
SUM doesn’t even show my regular UB /sda8
Setting ‘Last used’ as default doesn’t work either.
Is SUM an 8.04 only thingy?
could you tell me, why i cant find the Start-Up Manager?
there is no option for it on my System > Administrator.
thanks before for replying.
Try to logout and login back
Try System > Preferences > Startup Applications
thanks before for the feed back of my question.
i was acctually looked for to change the Boot queue list. because i wanted windows as the default choosen when first boot.
but the problem already solved. i’ve just need to change the “boot.lst” in the boot folder.
thanks agains! good day.
I’ve installed the program, but I have half the features showed above… I was looking for the number of kernels option, but in the advanced tab I’ve got only the bootloader resolution and the “create rescue floppy” button… I don’t have the security tab, nor the “show bootloader menu” field; in the appearance tab I can only choose an upsplash theme…
I’m running an Ubuntu Karmic 64 bit, just installed and upgraded…
My first try would be
System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager
1. Uninstall StartUp Manager
2. Install StartUp Manager
Any way to change the boot splash screen on Ubuntu server 10.04 from the terminal?
Awesome article buddy 🙂 I love Ubuntu 😉
I have the latest start-up manager in Linux Mint 10 and like truegod, I only have two tabs; boot options, and advanced.
I have the latest startu-up manager in Natty, and also have only two tabs; boot options, and advanced.
i only have the same option with oem and mineease