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How to install BURG on Ubuntu 11.04 & 11.10?

Posted by : Rahmat Ade Saputra
BURG is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.

BURG make your computer boot loader is more beautiful because it uses a graphic display. In Ubuntu 11.04 & 11.10, you can install it via the PPA by typing the following command in Terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg
After that, do the update & install BURG by typing the following command.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
To make this BURG work, you must install to the hard disk where the MBR is installed. MBR is usually located on the primary hard disk, but not always.
sudo burg-install "(hd0)"
After that, take the following steps to update the Burg
sudo update-burg
To test the BURG & set the theme, type the following command.
sudo burg-emu
This command will pop up a window and you can see the BURG. You can also select the theme you want by pressing the F2 key and can change the resolution by pressing the F3 key on your keyboard.


Here are the functions of the hot-key in the boot menu of the Burg:
  • 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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