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Changing Grub2 Background Image on Ubuntu 12.04

Copy your favorite image to /boot/grub/ directory and update grub by running

$ sudo update-grub
[sudo] password for user:  
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: B-1B_over_the_pacific_ocean.tga
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic-pae
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1

The image is of the proper size & format (tga, png, 8-bit jpg)

You can download supported image from here
Image Download