Here’s a video of BURG in action: –
Step 1: Note down the reinstall commands
Yes, this write it down on PAPER in case you need to reinstall GRUB. ‘Target’ will be the drive you wish/need to install to (E.G. /dev/hda1, /dev/sdb, etc) You can always run sudo fdisk -l to see a list of your drives.
- grub-install [target]
Noted down? Awesome. Let’s go!
Step 2: Add The PPA
Lets start off my adding the PPA.
Open up a terminal and type: –
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bean123ch/burg
Now update using: –
- sudo apt-get update
Take a deep breath and install: –
- sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
You now need to install BURG to the MBR (Master Boot Record). You can do this via the following command: –
- sudo burg-install “(hd0)”
Step 3: Theming
Now we’ll want to get some nice themes.
Below are some of the themes you can choose from, we’ll get to how you select them in a second! : –
Now open a terminal: –
- gksu gedit /etc/default/burg
- Uncomment “GRUB_THEME” and add the name of theme you wish to use. (sora, proto, etc)
To condense all of the kernel, memtest+, recovery options available for Ubuntu on boot into one single menu entry you will also want to uncomment the ‘GRUB_FOLD” option.
- sudo update-burg
Now restart and you should see your chosen theme!
- sudo apt-get install burg-emu
- burg-emu -r host
Yet To Come…
Although the project is still fairly young development is moving quite fast. Refinements and features are sure to come along the line very soon. A GUI for editing/managing themes would be great – if perhaps wishful on my part.
The theme used at the top of this post is, sadly, a mock-up for the time being, but given the feature-set of BURG over GRUB it shouldn’t be too long before it’s available to install.