How to Install and Uninstall pv-grub-menu Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: September 7, 2022

PV-GRUB is a utility of the vitualisation platform Xen, to boot virtual machines with their own kernel. This package maintains a configuration file in /boot/grub/menu.lst, that is read by PV-GRUB. It does nothing else, which means that it is not suitable for booting non-virtual systems. In this guide, I will show you how to install pv-grub-menu on Ubuntu 22.04.

Software Requirement

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 is needed for pv-grub-menu to work
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install pv-grub-menu on Ubuntu 22.04

Install pv-grub-menu Ubuntu 22.04

pv-grub-menu is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you how to install it in various ways. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install pv-grub-menu using APT

This is one of the most popular methods for installing Ubuntu packages because it’s easy to follow, even if you are a newbie in Linux. Following these instructions to get pv-grub-menu on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: Update the APT database to download new packages from Ubuntu. Opening the terminal and executing the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now install pv-grub-menu Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install pv-grub-menu

Install pv-grub-menu using Aptitude

You must run this command to install Aptitude if you haven’t already done so on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

After installing it, you can now install pv-grub-menu, just following these steps:

Step 1: The APT package repository cache needs to be updated before you try to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install the package on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can now install pv-grub-menu Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and pressing Enter.

sudo aptitude install pv-grub-menu

Uninstall pv-grub-menu on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever considered how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone, not just package administrators, can easily uninstall any program.

If you installed pv-grub-menu using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall pv-grub-menu on Ubuntu by following this step:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove pv-grub-menu

If you want to uninstall pv-grub-menu and remove its data and dependencies, you can also run the following command:

sudo apt autoremove --purge pv-grub-menu


In this guide, I showed you ways to install pv-grub-menu on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall pv-grub-menu too. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m very glad to answer them.