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Title: Grub file can't be saved after modification
ID: /2019/07/24/Grub-file-can_t-be-saved-after-modification
Created: July 24, 2019    Edited:  August 24, 2019
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grub is a system owned application so you need to use sudo to edit the file:

sudo -H gedit /etc/default/grub

If you omit sudo -H you can view the file but not save any changes.

After editing the file you need to run:

sudo update-grub

This will compile the changes you made to /etc/default/grub and compile them with grub functions to create a new /boot/grub/grub.cfg which is the actual file parsed at boot time.

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