GRUB Tunes collection - Fun - Sound Startup Grub

Hi everyone, as perhaps you have known before, we can actually add a tune in GRUB before it starts with so many options available. I got it from many sites. I browsed here but found nobody put any of them so I reckon I put my collection here so someone can add and whatnots. :grin:

Here's how to do it:

  1. Open your Grub file in /etc/default/grub
  2. There will be a section like thus:
# Uncomment to get a beep at GRUB start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

And what you need to do is just to add your own tunes and uncomment it. Here's my collection.

# Close Encounters/5 Tone:
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 900 2 1000 2 800 2 400 2 600 3"

# Fur Elise (note long):
# GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 420 1 400 1 420 1 400 1 420 1 315 1 370 1 335 1 282 3 180 1 215 1 282 1 315 3 213 1 262 1 315 1 335 3 213 1 420 1 400 1 420 1 400 1 420 1 315 1 370 1 335 1 282 3 180 1 215 1 282 1 315 3 213 1 330 1 315 1 282 3"

# Totentanz
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="312 262 3 247 3 262 3 220 3 247 3 196 3 220 3 220 3 262 3 262 3 294 3 262 3 247 3 220 3 196 3 247 3 262 3 247 5 220 1 220 5"

# Oldskool Batman tune
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="380 120 1 140 1 160 1 200 8 190 4"

# Legend of Zelda tune
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="12000 440 100 0 1 329 150 440 50 0 1 440 25 493 25 523 25 587 25 659 200"

# Super Mario
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="1000 334 1 334 1 0 1 334 1 0 1 261 1 334 1 0 1 392 2 0 4 196 2"

# Super Mario Alternate
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 165 2 165 2 165 3 554 1 587 1 554 2 370 1 554 1 523 2 349 1 523 1 494 3 165 2 165 2 165 2"

# Mario Mushroom
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="1750 523 1 392 1 523 1 659 1 784 1 1047 1 784 1 415 1 523 1 622 1 831 1 622 1 831 1 1046 1 1244 1 1661 1 1244 1 466 1 587 1 698 1 932 1 1175 1 1397 1 1865 1 1397 1"

# Star Wars Imperial Death March:
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 4 440 4 440 4 349 3 523 1 440 4 349 3 523 1 440 8 659 4 659 4 659 4 698 3 523 1 415 4 349 3 523 1 440 8"

# My Little Pony
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="2400 587 18 554 4 587 8 659 12 587 16 0 10 587 4 659 4 740 8 587 4 784 12 740 8 659 8 587 4 740 20 587 40"

# Wolfenstein 3D
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="300 131 1 196 1 196 1 196 1 294 1 196 1 294 1 196 1 131 1"

# Mall (Nothing Special)
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="180 440 1 554 1 659 1"

# Final Countdown
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 554 1 494 1 554 4 370 6 10 3 587 1 554 1 587 2 554 2 494 6"

# Xie-Jelei's Tune
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="2000 400 4 0 1 500 4 0 1 600 4 0 1 800 6"

# Random tune 2
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 220 1 277 1 330 1 440 1 185 1 220 1 277 1 370 1 294 1 370 1 440 1 587 1 330 1 415 1 494 1 659 1"

In order for you to test them, some folks (kudos to them!) made a midi GRUB tune player in github. It's in https://breadmaker.github.io/grub-tune-tester/
There's also an information to make one therein. So composers, feel free to create one and put it here please!

Bear in mind that I didn't create any of this and deserve no credit whatsoever. Remember, it's just for fun. Also, note that the longer your tune is, the longer it will delay your GRUB. The sound volume can't be changed as it's defaulted to full pc volume just so you know.

Once you select your tune, just update grub like usual.

Enjoy!!! :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

N.B: I use the Mario Mushroom one

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Two reasons not to do it.

There’s no harm in fun… :joy:

So, it’s funny to boot a computer in the morning when the rest of the family still sleeps and they are awakened by a sound from which I can not control the volume? No way.
Plus, who wants a delay during boot?

Ookay. I get your point. I am aware of the context. Perhaps this one is just not for you. However, some people might like it tho. It’s not that egregious. Anyone can try to satisfy their curiosity.

Chill & Cheers. :grin::grinning:

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Thanks for this information. I may have to try it later. As the hardware in my 7 year old laptop starts to fail, it is nice to have a way to test if the sound card has died before I try to do anything with it. Honestly, I am still surprised it is working at all! It has been around the world several times and been places that normally would kill hardware. Here’s hoping I can get one more year out of it!

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Hmm never really thought of this use case, but you’re right! It’s a good way to test our sound peripherals whether it’s working or not. Please tell me if this GRUB tune thing works for you.

I can only imagine. You went through jungles, deserts, whatnots? hahaha.

AMEN!!! I have this 5 yo lappie and I’m glad it’s still running all along. Really wish it can last another 5 years. hahaha.

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Not everything that goes has to be done, yet it’s nice to know. :slight_smile:

@capricolt Thanks for sharing

You are welcome! Right. It’s just good to know things in the first place

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I can see some usage here :wink:

:relieved:

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I don’t know your family and how well the relationship is, but I fear the worst. :smiley:

It’s a pretty neat feature, but I disconneted the speaker… and now I’m thinking of reconnecting it again and entering an old Nokia ringtone (remember that you could compose ringtones on those phones) :slight_smile:

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lol lol

Added to the list

This give me the creeps! Hahaha. I actually looking for the na na na na na na na version :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:

Please share it here once u got it. Hahaha. Thanks!

Well, it worked, for a little while atleast. It was great hearing the Imperial March on boot. The sound card on the lappy finally decided to pack it in. I am taking the lappy to a electronics repair shop run by a friend of my wife. He is going to help me troubleshoot it and see if we can bodge together a fix. His English is limited as is my Thai, but I have a good dictionary. So I am not too worried…
:sunglasses:

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just wanted to add this here:
i made a the legend of zelda theme sound too in case any one wants this. couldnt find it anywhere online so i made it.
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You guys have too much time.
So, how about writing a code for a dancing baby gif image when grub boots up? :joy:

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any chance someone with way too much time on their hands can make this F1 bass riff from Fleetwood Mac's The Chain please?

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Just added it. Thanks! Anw welcome also to Manjaro Community. Hope this community will help you grow as a Linux user!

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