Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 14:05

We reviewed grml-rescueboot last month. But we have not reviewed how we preview the GRUB bootloader changes instantly without restart. With a tool called grub-emu, you can do it. It is not limited to grml, but every changes into GRUB configuration. It is useful for you when you often install another Linux distros or change any GRUB appearance. By using grub-emu, we will see a new window showing us exactly what GRUB will appear.

Install grub-emu

The package grub-emu is in official Ubuntu repository. Install it by command line:
sudo apt-get install grub-emu

Run grub-emu

In the Terminal, type command:
Terminal will invoke a new window contains bootloader. That is what your GRUB will appear. Probably, you will need a few seconds until the GRUB appears completely. See picture below.