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Colour your GRUB boot menu

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That boring white on black GRUB boot menu you get when you switch on your computer is a bit, well, boring, isn’t it?

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to change it if you go into your GRUB configuration file. A word of warning, though, editing the GRUB configuration file without knowing what you’re doing can result in bad things happening and can cause you to not be able to boot your system. Tread with caution.

The configuration file will be located at either /boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/grub.conf. Open it up, as root, in your favourite text editor.

The line we need to add is the color command. It works like this:

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