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Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Studio both have GRUB themes. It wouldn't be too complicated to have our own as well.

They should be there for both EFI and BIOS, because those are in two separate subdirectories.

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tsimonq2 created this task.Mar 30 2019, 3:02 PM
tsimonq2 triaged this task as Low priority.
wxl added a subscriber: wxl.May 21 2019, 12:52 PM

Looks like MATE no longer installs the theme by default because it's problematic with some hardware it seems. Curious.

Whoops! My bad I thought you had claimed this task @wxl Sorry for the message on telegram. I had recieved the email notif and I was in a hurry so didn't read properly. My bad. Really sorry. I will complete the task asap. Really sorry again!

The_LoudSpeaker added a comment.EditedMay 22 2019, 5:22 AM
In T30#1180, @wxl wrote:

Looks like MATE no longer installs the theme by default because it's problematic with some hardware it seems. Curious.

Soo, should we theme grub or not?

Hey! I have a first draft of the theme ready. Where should I upload it? So that you guys can also test it?

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wxl added a comment.Sun, Jun 2, 11:58 PM

BTW here's some stuff from the previous version of this bug:

Original description:

So our ISOLINUX boot screen (what pops up for BIOS) looks nice. Plain old GRUB screen for EFI. It seems that no flavors are really doing anything with theming on their images and I don't know why. I'm especially irked as to why MATE isn't using it as they have grub2-themes-ubuntu-mate.

tsimonq2:

This needs some further investigation but assuming there are no complications, we should JFDI.

me:

I booted the Cosmic ISO in EFI mode and didn't see it. Perhaps they only use it on the installed system, since it's GRUB that boots all the installs.

tsimonq2:

You know I think a lot of people are not aware of the fact that there are two different bootloaders being used depending on the firmware interface used. That may simply be an oversight.

tsimonq2:

I just clarified with Martin Wimpress that no such thing has been done for EFI yet. He also mentioned flickerless boot, maybe we can look into that too.