GRUB2 Editor v0.6.4

After 15 months, GRUB2 Editor received a new release today. Highlights of this release are: GRUB submenu support (introduced in GRUB 2.00), LibQApt 2.x support (for removing old entries), proper check for memtest entries and various [bug] fixes. All in all, updating to the latest version is highly recommended.


Submenu support in GRUB2 Editor


v.0.6.4 (12/10/2013)
*ADDED: Preliminary submenu support.
*ADDED: Preliminary LibQApt 2.x support.
*FIXED: Manage some ImageMagick crashes.
*FIXED: Improved security by detecting GRUB paths at compile-time.
*FIXED: Fixed the encoding issues in the helper.
*FIXED: Check for the memtest script in the helper.

Available Translations:
Catalan (ca), Catalan (Valencian) (ca@valencia), Czech (cs), Danish (da), German (de), Greek (el), Spanish (es), Estonian (et), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Irish Gaelic (ga), Galician (gl), Hungarian (hu), Italian (it), Lithuanian (lt), Norwegian Bokmål (nb), Dutch (nl), Punjabi/Panjabi (pa), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR), Romanian (ro), Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Chinese Traditional (zh_TW).

I would like to thank all KDE translators who were involved. Their work is very much appreciated!

There are packages for most major distributions (i.e. Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu). Please take a look at the Downloads page.

GRUB2 Editor v0.5.5

GRUB2 Editor received another bugfix release today. This is mostly a boring release: no fancy new features so you may as well skip reading.


v.0.5.5 (09/01/2012)


*ADDED: Experimental BURG support (only commands shared with GRUB2).
*ADDED: Option to disable Plymouth (Advanced -> Linux Kernel Arguments).
*FIXED: Fedora/openSUSE: the GRUB installation is now properly detected.
*FIXED: Encoding issue (UTF-8 encoding is now supported).
*FIXED: A QPackageKit backend bug where previous results were returned.

Please note that BURG “experimental” support is barely tested. The only testing I performed was whether it crashes or not.

Available Translations:

Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, French, Irish [Gaelic], Hungarian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Panjabi/Punjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Traditional Chinese.

I would like to thank all KDE translators who were involved. Their work is very much appreciated!


There are packages for most major distributions. Please take a look at the Downloads page.

GRUB2 Bootloader Editor v0.5.0

GRUB2 Bootloader Editor version 0.5.0 was just released. Highlights of this release are:

Easily recover GRUB2 (from a Live CD):

Installing(=Recovering) GRUB

Are you unable to boot your Linux installation because you accidentally installed Windows after Linux? No problem! Boot from a Live CD of your Linux distribution, install the GRUB2 Editor using one of the many provided packages and restore GRUB in just a couple of seconds. It’s really easy! (More info)

Disable memtest entries:

Disable memtest entries

You may now further customise your GRUB2 menu by selecting whether or not memtest entries will be generated.


In this release you will also find translations for the following languages, thanks to the corresponding KDE translation teams:

  • Danish
  • German
  • Estonian
  • Hungarian
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian

Other features:

Other new features include:

  • Warn the user when trying to uninstall the current kernel.
  • Manually find missing configuration files which are needed.
  • Recover initial settings (undoes all changes performed by this tool).

I estimate that the next release will be in about 2 months from now, due to restraining schedule.

As always you may get binary packages for most major distributions (Arch, Fedora, Mandriva, openSUSE, Ubuntu) from our page. Enjoy 😀

Changelog Quote:

v.0.5.0 (09/05/2011)
*ADDED: Recover GRUB2 (from a Live CD).
*ADDED: Option to toggle generation of memtest entries.
*ADDED: Manually find missing configuration files which are needed.
*ADDED: Restore default settings.
*FIXED: Warn the user when trying to uninstall the current kernel.

*I18N: Added 9 new translations: Danish, German, Estonian, Hungarian, Dutch, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish, Ukrainian.

QApt integration

…or shrinking your GRUB list the easy way!

Have you ever seen your GRUB list grow into such a monster?

Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring it down to this?

Now you can!

Simply select your old/unwanted entries and bang, gone! This is as simple as it gets!

Boring details follow (that is, no more eye candy screenshots).

I am talking of course about kcm-grub2, the GRUB2 Bootloader Editor. On Git (soon to be released, perhaps in a week) you can find package management integration in this GRUB KConfigModule which enables you to easily get rid of old GRUB entries the easy way (TM), without having to search in package managers about the packages you would normally have to remove in order to make your GRUB list smaller.

And all of this thanks to LibQApt and Jonathan. Kudos for an excellent package management API!

PS: This feature was tested in Kubuntu Maverick Meerkat. Other xUbuntu distributions are expected to work, including Debian. Theoretically, any distribution where libqapt is available should work. Hope that clarifies things a bit.

GRUB2 Bootloader Editor v0.3.6

Version 0.3.6 is a small fix release which tuned some things here and there. I had to do it because it fixes a security issue which was accidentally introduced in the previous release (0.3.5). Upgrading is highly encouraged!

Beggining with this release, there are packages for:

  • Arch Linux
  • Debian 6.0 (Squeeze)
  • Fedora 13 (Goddard)
  • Fedora 14 (Laughlin)
  • Mandriva 2010.1 (Farman)
  • openSUSE 11.3
  • openSUSE 11.4
  • openSUSE Factory
  • Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)
  • Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

Check the page for more info.