How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint 14

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Brahim Salem

How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint 14

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What is Burg?

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 is a beautiful bootloader which uses animations, icons and HD wallpapers to make boot menu impressive. It gives us the option to change themes and set customized wallpapers for boot loader background.

Installation:


To install Burg on Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in it:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
During the installation, it should ask you to write the new boot loader to MBR. If you skip that step, you can later use the following command to update MBR of hd0, for example /dev/sda:

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sudo burg-install /dev/sda
to configure Burg run in terminal:

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sudo burg-emu -D
To change themes, resolution and other customizations there are Hot keys present in Burg menu:

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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You can also install Super Boot Manager for better customization.

What is Super Boot Manager?


Super-Boot-Manger is a simple gui created with buc (http://buc.intilinux.com/wiki/index.php ... principale). This interface has the main purpose to make easer and intuitive configuration of Grub, Burg (Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB) and Plymouth. This interface also allows the installation of Burg, the installation of many graphic themes for Burg and Plymouth and it allows the creation of customized themes.

Installation:

To install Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in it:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager
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Re: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint

Post by Tim_Olaguna »

Is there any update to the above directions? i'm running LMDE linux mint-201303-mate-dvd-64bit and upon trying
A. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg then
B. sudo apt-get update

I get error messages like the following:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Sources
404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main amd64 Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main i386 Packages
404 Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Translation-en
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Sources
404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main amd64 Packages
404 Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main i386 Packages
404 Not Found
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net debian/main Translation-en
Fetched 624 kB in 9s (62.7 kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/n-muench/burg/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/n-muench/burg/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/n-muench/burg/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

I really want to try BURG but results like the above are highly discouraging.
Cheerily Yours,
Tim O'Laguna
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Re: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint

Post by jojo50 »

I too am running LMDE linux mint-201303 (Cinammon) 64-bit, and am receiving the 404 not found messages. :(
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Re: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint

Post by vandamme »

Sadly, Burg is dead. It has not been updated since 2010. :(

You can try grub-customizer instead, but I haven't always had good luck with it. It's not in Mint repositories, so you have to do some terminal work. Here's a short instructional tutorial: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-mint-after-installation-mint-13-cinnamon-edition.htm#Change-Default-Boot-Options

Basically, : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
then run grub-customizer
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