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Alternative to KGrub?

Postby Benhermies on Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:41 pm

I want to change the Grub menu order but I'm too chicken to do it manually. I tried installing KGrub but it won't actually start. It's on the menu but nothing happens when I click it. Is there an alternative GUI editor for Grub I can use?
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Re: Alternative to KGrub?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:22 pm

there is a program called Startup Manager available through Package Manager. Open Package manager and type "startupmanager" (without quotes) in the search box. Startup Manager will do what you want but it will take a little bit of tweaking. There is an error in the run command of the menu entry. To repair it follow this procedure:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=27518#p159803

It only takes a minute and you should be good to go.
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Re: Alternative to KGrub?

Postby altair4 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:59 am

I don't have kgrub installed but the menu listing for kgrub could have the same bug as the menu item for startupmanager.

try running gksu kgrub ( if that's the exact program name and capitalization ) from a terminal.
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Re: Alternative to KGrub?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:24 am

Installed kgrubeditor and played around a bit. Found that the start command in the menu launcher is incomplete. To fix, right click on the mintMenu icon to access "Edit Menu". Select "System Tools" Highlight "kgrubeditor", and select "Properties". The original command is

kcmshell4 kgrubeditor
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Just add "gksu" at the beginning so the command reads

gksu kcmshell4 kgrubeditor


This will make kgrubeditor visible in the Administration section of the mintMenu (if it was not there before) and allow you to launch and use kgrubeditor.

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Once you get kgrub editor running, it is a much more extensive application than startup manager. It gives almost as much access to grub as the terminal and does it via a GUI window. Startup manager's only advantage is that it lets you choose the default OS via GUI without directly editing the boot menu.
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Re: Alternative to KGrub?

Postby Benhermies on Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:51 pm

Aging Technogeek: You are DA-MAN! Adding "gksu" to the menu properties worked like a charm. Thank you so much!!!

On a side note, anyone know if this is a kgrubeditor issue or just the way it gets installed on Mint?
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Re: Alternative to KGrub?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:51 am

It may be because kgrub is a KDE app and we are running it on a Gnome desktop.
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