Grub 2 misconfigured during initial UM 16 32bit install

Just finished installing on an Acer Aspire 1 NAV50. Grub menu background displayed however no text was displayed. My first [not necessary] step was to re-install grub - the reinstall produced an error message simiar to
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 in not supported
The problem is straight forward to fix.
A) Open a terminal session by either

  1. Ctrl-Alt-t issued simultaneously on the keyboard

  2. Menu selection Applications>System>Mate Terminal
    B) issue these 2 commands
    sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak
    gksudo pluma /etc/default/grub
    C) Enter your password for both the above commands - no characters will display - press enter
    D) place a comment [shifted 3] as in this example



    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian

E) Save the file and quit pluma
F) issued this command
sudo update-grub
enter your password and as above you will see no text

This procedure repaired grub for me!

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Hi @pfeiffep,

people should also see (very similar to your tips!):

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I’ve never thought to use LO for editing configuration text file similar to this. It certainly matters not wrt the end result. The inclusion of screen shots is a nice touch albeit more time consuming.
When typing the title either I didn’t notice, or there was no match to your tip.
Nicely done!

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