We all know that the GRUB loading menu that greets many of upon boot isn’t the most stylish or modern looking interface – even adding a poorly pixelated picture background can’t save it from looking lame.
Getting a gorgeous, animated and informative boot-loader is no longer a dream thanks to ‘Brand New Universal Bootloader’ (more commonly referred to as ‘BURG’.)
Admittedly, “BURG” may sound like something from the depths of Star Trek mythology but a bevvy of cool features and enhancements make it an option well worth considering if you like to beautify your system.
Whilst this method is straightforward be aware that you are dealing with a delicate area of your system and, as such, things can and will go awry without due attention or intention!
Add the BURG PPA:-
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
Install BURG to your Master Boot Record
Install burg to your MBR using the command below. Substitute ‘hd0’ with an alternative drive if needed.
sudo burg-install “(hd0)”
Update BURG entries
You MUST run this step or you may be left scratching your head upon reboot when nothing shows up
Previewing Your GRUB Menu
You can preview your GRUB theme without rebooting providing you have first done all of the above steps.
After installation run the command: –
A new window will open displaying your GRUB menu. To close it press the ‘c’ button on your keyboard and type ‘exit’.
Official BURG website code.google.com/p/burg