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Title: how to tell GRUB to show the user preferred names of OS'es. Ubuntu 18.04
ID: /2018/07/14/how-to-tell-GRUB-to-show-the-user-preferred-names-of-OS_es.-Ubuntu-18.04
Created: July 14, 2018    Edited:  June 12, 2020
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I hate to break a taboo but the easiest way is modifying grub.cfg.

Create the script my-update-grub containing:


# NAME: my-update-grub
# PATH: /mnt/e/bin
# DESC: Run update-grub and then rename menu entries
# DATE: July 13, 2018. (yah it's a Friday)

# Must not prefix with sudo when calling script
if [[ $(id -u) != 0 ]]; then
    zenity --error --text "You must call this script using sudo. Aborting."
    exit 99

#sudo update-grub # Optional remove # in column 1

sed -i "s|Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/nvme0n1p2)|Windows 10|g" /boot/grub/grub.cfg
sed -i "s|Windows Boot Manager (on /dev/sda1)|Windows 10 original|g" /boot/grub/grub.cfg
sed -i "s|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (18.04) (on /dev/nvme0n1p6)|Ubuntu 18.04|g" /boot/grub/grub.cfg

exit 0

I tested this on my system first but, if in doubt, backup first using:

sudo cp /boot/grub/grub.cfg /boot/grub/grub.sav

Before and After

The images are a little skewed because I’m limited to capturing them at distorted 1600x1200 in Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04:





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