StartUpManager – Grub Editor

Problems in booting:

Unable to boot or want to change options of grub2? Here is the answer!

For earlier Versions:

StartUp-Manager was a free open-source GUI tool to manage settings for Grub, Grub Legacy, Grub 2, Usplash and Splashy. It provided a menu-driven interface which allows the user to set boot menu options such as the default operating system, menu timeouts and displays, password protection and much more.

StartUp-Manager is now obsolete and its development stopped since 2011 as it was  incompatible with Ubuntu 11.10 and newer versions of Ubuntu.

Now after Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04:

The substitute is Grub Customizer  (a graphical grub2 settings manager)

Add following PPA to the repositories (through software center or update manager):


Now open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type:

Sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Enter password and type Y on next question and it is done.

BTW the official site of developer is here. It provides tar.gz file also if we want to do it hard way.

Related Posts:

Booting from USB


Ubuntu 10.10 USB Creator error


About Sandeep Bhalla

A lawyer, thinker, author, Linux/Ubuntu power user but often an economist or gardener or philosopher or cook or photographer depending upon the current thought and environment. View all posts by Sandeep Bhalla

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