9 years ago
This sort of exists.
apt search grub-customizer
Check out "grub-customizer"
I think you'll find it does everything you want plus. I've been using it since grub2 came about.
Add boot-repair is a good idea !
I'm new to Linux Mint, too. Absolutely agree to idea starter.
No doubt GRUB was much easier and simpler to use then GRUB2, but I have found a great need for a gui to the full grub functionality especially to re-establish the grub boot menu when for whatever reason when the grub boot is broken.
Side note I love my Mint MATE and install it on many of my customer systems to help simplify their computing. Wish there was an upgrade process to the newer systems when the current installed version is out of date!
this could be marked as grub2 (the bootloader dominatrix)
Perhaps this could be done with a tweak of super-boot-manager? Ease of use and installation along with configurability is what draws me to linux, plus the fact that if you break it, there is help, and you can also re-install it without having to prove again that you bought it. Yes, great idea!
I like this idea!
I'm marking software inclusion requests as "Considered" and forwarding them to Clem
Grub Customizer does everything the idea author asks for. A solution would be to just have that installed by default (or use it as a base for a Mint grub program).
if i remember ubuntu tweak helps to change boot order. Sometimes when the grub is updated, GUI pops up.
It would be great to have a mint version of 'grub customiser' that worked on any flavour of mint, including LMDE.
I was looking at what @Alexio wrote but came up with this issue.
The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request GET /~u88005282/sum/screenshots.html.
Reason: DNS lookup failure for: u88005282.pwww.webhosting.telia.com
Apache/2.2.3 (Red Hat) Server at web.telia.com Port 80
No issues now it's been a year or so
There is a GUI tool for Grub, startup-manager, just look for it in Synaptic. Though it does not provide advanced options, it does allow you set the resolution, default os, and timeout.
In addition it would be nice to have a boot mode without menus. To the menu displayed only on request. As in Win.
You many also want to check out Burg.
It's basically a more flexible and fancier Grub.
Startup manager is very easy to use. Now is include in Mint as standard aplication.
StartUp manager is included in Mint's config panel (and it's good enough for me).
I would also love to see Grub2 go back to the way I could configure the original Grub, a simple textfile where everything I needed was easy to access.