Monday, July 30, 2012

Has the Ubuntu 12.04 GRUB2 Background Image changed?

If you are a user of Ubuntu, maybe you can help me here. Yesterday after installing updates for Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit, I got a new splash screen image for GRUB2. Now if you usually pay attention to GRUB, you would know that the usually splash screen is purple, like the purple is when the splash screen loads (shown above).

Like I said before, when I started up my laptop today, I noticed a new splash screen. At first, I thought Ubuntu turned into Debian, but that was not the case. Well, actually, I almost panicked. After the kernel was done booting, I saw the Ubuntu splash screen, and breathed a sigh of relief. I then rebooted the machine again.

After getting to GRUB, I could re confirm my findings. The background has changed. That is all that happened; my bootloader entries still remained the same.

As for the background image, it was a space-like debian image. It actually had a outer space like canvas, with the Debian logo with their slogan at the bottom right. Right now I don't know if I am the only one getting this, but I just wanted to share this with you anyways.

It is not that much of a problem that the imaged changed for me, it is the fact that Ubuntu could have told me this when I was installing the updates. If you have similar findings, please let me know. I'll try to work on getting that splash image posted on this article so you can see as well.