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Grub discription LinuxLite

by phil66 / September 28, 2014 2:21 AM PDT

LinuxLite 2.0-32bit.iso

When booting arrives at grub display the description is Ubuntu 14.04 lts gnu/linux
Then it progresses to 14.04 and continues booting
Next is the xfce flash screen
Then to desktop

Grub from synaptic shows the following installed
grub-common 2.02~beta2-9ubuntu1
grub-pc 2.02
grub-gfxpayload-list 2.02
grub-pc-bin 2.02
grub2-common 2.02

This is full install to sdc1 on 16 gb flash drive
With full update

How to change description to linux lite 2.0

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I have a question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2014 2:25 AM PDT

Is this to change the text that shows on screen? If so, why bother?

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run these commands
by James Denison / September 28, 2014 7:06 AM PDT

uname -a

cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg |grep "menuentry '" |cut -c -60

You can check the grub.cfg file itself, change names in it, then save. Any update-grub however will restore it to whatever is in the grub default program. This notice is at the top of the grub.cfg file.

It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub

So, you could change those templates to make it permanent even after any grub updates.

You can insert --quiet flash on the linux boot line in the grub if you want to avoid the splash screen maybe, or just delete the image file it loads.

Was this a fresh install, or an overwrite of an existing linux distro?

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