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Feb 11, 2011

In Fedora 14, the colors of the grub boot menu were changed. why, previous versions of the grub boot menu were always the same, that black bar on white letters.

Now suddenly in F14, it was changed to a white bar, on white letters, which is hard to see and looks stupid besides. How do I change those colors back to the old way? the black bar on white lettering?

I have been googling for this topic and I don't see anything in the docs listed for it so decided to ask here.


ok I tried it, it didn't work, I tried that exact command it gave in the article, and the colors of the grub menu did NOT change!

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total 22888
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