Request: startup-manager

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Request: startup-manager

Postby qbicdesign » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:08 am

I've been a Mint user for a while, and recently switched to LMDE (I like the rolling updates).
I'm dual booting Windows 7, and wanted to set this as preferred boot OS.
Was hunting in applcations for the program which manages this, and where I can change boot screen resolutions, but couldn't find it.

After about 15mins of googling I discovered the app name and the fact that its not installed.
Since LMDE is already on DVD (so space isn't an issue) can't this app be installed by default?

IMO the app selection where possible should be common across all flavours of Mint.... shouldn't it?

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Re: Request: startup-manager

Postby twa » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:23 am

Hi, ... ement/8300
while this is from this forum:
and go here:
Install Grub Customizer:

sudo apt-get install bzr cmake libgtkmm-2.4-dev gettext
bzr branch lp:grub-customizer
cd grub-customizer/
cmake . && make
sudo apt-get install menu hwinfo
sudo make install
sudo mkdir /etc/grub.d/.disabled
sudo mv /etc/grub.d/06_* /etc/grub.d/.disabled/
sed -r -e 's/\$\{2\}/\$\{GRUB_COLOR_NORMAL\}/g' -e 's/\$\{3\}/\$\{GRUB_COLOR_HIGHLIGHT\}/g' /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme | sudo tee /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme > /dev/null enable it work as expected. Without it you would not see the changes. Remember to reapply this hack every time Grub Customizer would refuse to work. This will happen after /etc/grub.d/ files will be updated (grub or some of its components update)

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