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    is it possible: Fedora GRUB being ported to Ubuntu ?

    I'm using both Fedora and Ubuntu and very likes the Fedora's grub version due to its minimalistic aestethic, it has no ugly frame and overall looks professional. When some grub updates comes in Ubuntu it naturally overwrites itself grub efi partition, 100MB (Fedora uses itself, second efi partition, also 100MB) so then this grub is used. Is it possible to port somehow Fedora's grub efi to be used by Ubuntu? I've found no any other customization possibilities than provided by 'grub-customizer' app or 'rEFInd' and they don't provide what I want to achieve. Maybe to convert fedoras's grub rpm packages to deb?

    below is the ubuntu grub:
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    Re: is it possible: Fedora GRUB being ported to Ubuntu ?

    The only way I know of to prevent that from happening is to tell ubuntu not to upgrade the grub-efi package.
    You can reinstall Fedora's grub : this thread may be of help. you may also have to reinstall the efi-64 packages.
    Though there are ways to convert .rpm to .deb packages. I don't believe that method will work with ubuntu.
    Best practice would have been to not allow ubuntu to install it's version of grub when you installed it. and just update Fedora's grub to pick up ubuntu after install.
    Good Luck.
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    Re: is it possible: Fedora GRUB being ported to Ubuntu ?

    Thanks,
    Some grub maintainers have answered my request in the meantime so maybe they'll rewrite something.
    https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/668544

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    Re: is it possible: Fedora GRUB being ported to Ubuntu ?

    I'm with you, I don't care for the appearance of Ubuntu's grub menu

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    However, that is a moot subject for me, as I installed Fedora in dual boot with the existing Ubuntu system, making the grub menu Fedora based.

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    Re: is it possible: Fedora GRUB being ported to Ubuntu ?

    Hi,

    Ubuntu does not overwrite nothing in UEFI installations. It changes only the boot order.

    You see the bootorder as root

    Code:
    # efibootmgr
    You can revert the boot order by as you like

    Code:
    # efibootmgr -o 000x,000y
    Best regards,
    Bequimão

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