Installed zorin 16.1 on new Laptop with Hi-dpi screen.
My grub screen on new laptop was the same as my old laptop; like this one
But it was tiny.. Readable but not very nice to look at.
So, after reading a blog, I edited grub file with bigger resolution, did nothing. Fine.. I guess ?
Today I installed
grub-customiser in hopes that maybe I did something wrong.
I used the appearance column to give grub a bigger resolution. (I also edited a boot entry by renaming it from
Windows Boot Manager to
After restarting laptop, I was greeted with the goblin of grubs.
Aside from the super ugly grub screen, the font is even tinier. How do I get my old Grub screen back. I'll manage even if it's with the small font but anything is better than this monstrosity
Edit - I can't find a single photo on the internet, of the Grub that looks like the one I want... How ?
I highly reccomend avoiding
grub-customizer. It makes changes in places you do not expect.
It can be hard to undo what it changes, even after removing the application.
Completely remove Grub Customizer, first.
Can you please check
And using a text editor on
grub (elevate to root, first), place or ensure the placement of this line:
While in there, check the resolution of
Now, still as Root, navigate to
Perform the same as the above. Check that
GRUB_GFXMODE= matches the other grub file you just checked.
Make sure that you SAVE both files upon closing them.
Open a terminal and run
Check if the regular Zorin OS Grub screen is working.
I cannot thank you enough, not only I recovered my old grub. The font issue was fixed as well. You are a God given gift to us users.
For other users that stumble here:
Grub-customiser made changes to the grub file in
/etc/default/grub, I redid the changes back to the ones found in
/usr/share/grub/default/grub and it was corrected
Looking over some of my posts, some users may argue that it was the Other Guy...
You just taught me how to make the emoticon. I never noticed that before...
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