Friday, 25 December 2015

Burg on Linux Mint 17.3

Santa dropped off an SSD for my dev laptop which duel boots windows xp and Linux mint.

I've always wanted something a bit more polished for a boot manager and found Burg (Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB)

Here's how I installed it.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
sudo burg-install /dev/sda (please check the name of your drive)
sudo update-burg

Then to test

sudo burg-emu

ta da! 
F2 allows you to choose what theme and F3 will change the resolution.

please bear in mind adding a repo can be a security risk, I don't own that repo nor have the ability to check how genuine it is, us at your own risk.

Using sudo with boot managers can brick your machine, have a live distro handy in case you make a mistake!