Installed Ubuntu 11.04 but miss your sexy BURG bootloader?
Fear not, a forward thinking chap, Nate Muench, has knocked up a PPA that publishes BURG for use in Ubuntu 11.04.
Note that the files are the same packages as supplied for Ubuntu 10.10 but built for Ubuntu 11.04.
Confusing? A bit. Do they work fine? Yes.
Install BURG Bootloader in Ubuntu 11.04
Upgrading your boot-manager to BURG is not recommended unless you’re aware of what you’re doing and how to reverse any changes.
Add ‘ppa:n-muench/burg’ to your Software Sources
Once added – and, importantly, updated – click the button beneath to install all of the required packages, themes and what-not.
Install BURG to your Master Boot Record
For BURG to work you need to install it to your MBR. This is easily achieved by issuing the command below in a fresh Terminal session.
Remember to substitute ‘hd0? with the drive on which your MBR is installed. This usually, but not typically, located on your primary HDD.
- 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
- sudo update-burg
Burg ships with a selection of (admittedly pretty) themes by default. To switch/change between theme is simple:
- Press ‘T’ on your keyboard when at the BURG screen
- Using your arrow keys select a theme from the list that appears
- Hit enter for it to be applied