How to Install BURG on Ubuntu 13.04 , 12.10 , 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install BURG, for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Burg stands for Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB. Burg is a prettier Grub, actually. You can set up themes or wallpapers for the bootloader.http://linuxmotion.com/images/burg/burg2.jpg

How to Install BURG on Ubuntu and Linux Mint:

Add the repo:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg

Update the repositories:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Burg:

$ sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes

Update the boot loader:

$ sudo update-burg

Reboot and that is it.

Customize Burg:

These are the hot keys:

  • t – Open theme selection menu
  • f – Toggle between folding mode
  • n – Jump to the next item with the same class
  • w – Jump to the next Windows item
  • u – Jump to the next Ubuntu item
  • e – Edit the command of current boot item
  • c – Open a terminal window
  • 2 – Open two terminal windows
  • h – Display help dialog (only available in sora theme)
  • i – Display about dialog (only available in sora theme)
  • q – Return to old grub menu
  • F5/ctrl-x – Finish edit
  • F6 – Switch window in dual terminal mode
  • F7 – List the folded boot items
  • F8 – Toggle between graphic and text mode
  • F9 – shutdown
  • F10 – reboot
  • ESC – quit from the current popup menu or dialog
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4 comments on “How to Install BURG on Ubuntu 13.04 , 12.10 , 12.04 and Linux Mint 15, 14, 13.
  1. Jonathan Jones says:

    I followed the steps up to and including

    $ sudo update-burg

    But I got an error along the lines of “error: cannot stat …” after some probing around I found out that it was a rather large mistake in my part of not installing burg after downloading it. So if you get the same error, after you complete step:

    $ sudo apt-get update

    Call:

    $ sudo burg-install “(hd0)”

    Then call:

    $ sudo update-burg

    That worked for me, I hope it helps a few others out as well. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

    • Abhijit says:

      In case someone is wondering about the sudo burg-install “(hd0)”
      not working by cpy and pasting… the qoutes are different in the terminal so remove and type them sudo burg-install “(hd0)”

    • yuguorui says:

      thank you very much!That’s what i need!

  2. daniel says:

    yup, i also missed that install bit…doh! works fine now, cheers!

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