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#1 2018-11-20 14:19:36

keos
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How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Hi,

I have been trying to install a new grub from www.gnome-look.org in particular the one called:

Griffin Grub Remix 1.5

https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1237117/

This are the instructions:

####INSTALLATION

1-Move the extracted file to /boot/grub/themes (create if not present)

-- I created this file as #thunar, it was not possible as a normal user to move the file extracted to 'themes'.

2-Make the "Install-ubuntu.sh" file executable by "chmod +x Install.sh" and Run the script by "sudo ./Install.sh"(For Debian or Ubuntu and their derivatives)

'Install.sh' is a file that is inside Griffin-Grub-Remix but I got this problem:

root@kaos:/home/keos# LANG=C chmod +x Install.sh
chmod: cannot access 'Install.sh': No such file or directory
root@kaos:/home/keos#

I never did something like this before, i suppose i'm doing wrongness ... sad

i will appreciate any help with this ...

Thanks!

Last edited by keos (2018-11-20 14:26:19)


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#2 2018-11-20 15:54:37

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

You're trying to chmod the file from your user's home directory and the file obviously isn't there (and shouldn't be there).  I suggest going over the instructions again.

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#3 2018-11-20 16:08:06

keos
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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

That's the problem for me, i don't understand this instructions, the file is not there ... well, where is?

keos@kaos:~$ whereis Install.sh
Install:
keos@kaos:~$ 

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#4 2018-11-20 17:08:45

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Well did you extract the zip archive?

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#5 2018-11-20 17:10:42

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Of course!


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#6 2018-11-21 09:19:46

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Well cd to the directory you extracted to, chmod the file, run the script, etc...?

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#7 2018-11-21 13:02:52

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

I'm not sure about the instructions, this is what i did:

keos@kaos:~$ LANG=C chmod +x Install.sh
chmod: cannot access 'Install.sh': No such file or directory
keos@kaos:~$ 

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#8 2018-11-21 14:03:05

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

keos wrote:

Of course!

You should be more cautious with unclear content scripts. Such "helpers" can irreparably damage the system.

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#9 2018-11-21 14:34:00

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Ogis1975 wrote:

You should be more cautious with unclear content scripts. Such "helpers" can irreparably damage the system.

+1

The script copies the theme's directory under /boot/grub/themes/ , but also modifies the bootloader configuration file /etc/default/grub (using sed(1) to modify the "GRUB_THEME=" stanza to point to the theme.  It then calls the grub-mkconfig script to apply the changes to grub.

I'm certainly no grub expert, but the script has to be run as root to achieve this and modifies bootloader files which could leave the system unbootable.

I suggest that if you don't have a clear idea of what you're doing, that you just don't do it until you do.

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#10 2018-11-21 15:32:12

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Well, in the mean time i already installed another grub from gnome-look.org https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1252310/ [just i don't like it] the instructions are very clear and i was able to do the task:

Install:
 
Download and extract Anonymous-Hope.zip >
 
Copy the extracted folder to /boot/grub/themes >
 (use 'sudo mkdir /boot/grub/themes' if you dont have a 'themes' folder)
 
Add the following line to /etc/default/grub >
 GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Anonymous-Hope/theme.txt"
 (use 'sudo gedit /etc/default/grub')
 
Update your grub.cfg >
 (use 'sudo update-grub')
 
If you did everything rite, you will see:
 Generating grub configuration file ...
 Found theme: /boot/grub/themes/Anonymous-Hope/theme.txt
 
Done!

I don't understand why the author of [Griffin Grub] is doing something different, more complicated, at the last commentary he said: "You should have run the install.sh script for installing".

In other way it looks to me that there are different ways or methods of installation, there is not a general rule or wherever, that is what bring confusion to me ...

Thanks!

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#11 2018-11-21 15:51:54

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

You could adapt those instructions to install your chosen theme and not run that shell script?

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#12 2018-11-21 16:32:19

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Ogis1975 wrote:

You should be more cautious with unclear content scripts. Such "helpers" can irreparably damage the system.

^^^  This.  I have refrained from posting to this thread because sometimes learning takes experiential knowledge.  If it borks the system or worse it will be more a memorable lesson than a caution from someone who has been there and done that.

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#13 2018-11-21 17:38:02

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

I'm agree with you golinux, sometimes that is the only way, it happened to me before that ... and it is not going be the last time that ... cool

cynwulf, of course i tried, but it doesn't work here ... may be there is something wrong with the way he is asking for the installation of his grub, there is another user having problems too with ... sad


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#14 2018-11-22 01:43:48

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

The grub tips and tricks area is a helpfull resource ,

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR … and_tricks

Last edited by Panopticon (2018-11-22 01:51:46)

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#15 2018-11-23 14:43:27

keos
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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Hi,

Tricks not always works. I went to the section: “theme”, from this document, i did as they said:

# nano /etc/default/grub


GRUB_THEME="/usr/share/grub/themes/starfield/theme.txt"

It says later that:

"you will see Found theme: /usr/share/grub/themes/starfield/theme.txt in the terminal.»

It never happened:


root@kaos:/home/keos# thunar
root@kaos:/home/keos# nano /etc/default/grub
root@kaos:/home/keos# nano /etc/default/grub
root@kaos:/home/keos# update-grub
Generando un fichero de configuración de grub...
Encontrada imagen de linux: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-8-amd64
Encontrada imagen de memoria inicial: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-8-amd64
Encontrada imagen de linux: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-7-amd64
Encontrada imagen de memoria inicial: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-7-amd64
Encontrado MX 17 Horizon (17) en /dev/sda3
hecho
root@kaos:/home/keos#

This is the only grub that works from this website -- and i tried many of ...

you will see below the line (spanish/Encontrado=founded):

«Encontrado tema: /boot/grub/themes/Anonymous-Hope/theme.txt»

root@kaos:/home/keos# nano /etc/default/grub

root@kaos:/home/keos# update-grub
Generando un fichero de configuración de grub...
Encontrado tema: /boot/grub/themes/Anonymous-Hope/theme.txt
Encontrada imagen de linux: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-8-amd64
Encontrada imagen de memoria inicial: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-8-amd64
Encontrada imagen de linux: /boot/vmlinuz-4.9.0-7-amd64
Encontrada imagen de memoria inicial: /boot/initrd.img-4.9.0-7-amd64
Encontrado MX 17 Horizon (17) en /dev/sda3
hecho

Just in case, yes, i uncommented the line for Anonymous/grub when added ...

To me it is over, there is something very wrong ...

Thank you very much for your help!.

Last edited by keos (2018-11-23 14:51:13)


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#16 2018-11-23 15:31:09

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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Hi Keos,

Maybe MX17 has control over grub configs. Are you modifying the config files from MX17 or Devuan?

If you have installed MX17 first and installed grub to /dev/sda with MX17 then you need to modify the theme from MX17 i believe.

Currently i have Crows Devuan installed 1st to boot and use Crowz Devuan grub boot files, so if  were to modify any other dual booting systems grub configs (themes etc) on other partitions i would need to install grub to the HDD from those partitions and have the grub configs run from there.

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#17 2018-11-23 16:09:51

keos
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Re: How to install a Grub from gnome-look.org?.

Well as you know i'm far away to be an expert, but i don't think that there is a problem with MXLinux since, as you can see, i was able to install and run Anonymous/grub without any problem. roll

  GNU nano 2.7.4                     Fichero: /etc/default/grub                                  

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/Anonymous-Hope/theme.txt"

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE

^G Ver ayuda    ^O Guardar      ^W Buscar       ^K Cortar txt   ^J Justificar   ^C Posición
^X Salir        ^R Leer fich.   ^\ Reemplazar   ^U Pegar txt    ^T Ortografía   ^_ Ir a línea

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