Use Burg by default

Borsook
  9 years ago
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In the past Mint was different from Ubuntu by having a prettier bootloader. Not so anymore. So I propose to use Burg, it's very stable, allows easy switching of themes, resolutions without file editing or external apps.
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SMarais 4 years ago

Burg hasn't been updated since 2011. I prefer something that has been updated recently but that looks less nicely to something that looks pretier but that hasn't been updated since ages.


quake0 6 years ago

I realy think this can inprove the looks of mint.


anandrkris 6 years ago

Agreed. Most of the users multi-boot and it is good to have a visually appealing OS selection process while booting.


aloysius 6 years ago

Burg is very nice, unfortunately it's also abandoned.
Before adopting it, someone ought to start maintaining it.


quake0 6 years ago

Any word yet.


quake0 6 years ago

Lets approve this already. Every one wants this. Also ubuntu has just confirmed they are staying with grub 2. We should one up that in mint.


quake0 7 years ago

This is a before and after for of what this will do. Ignore the wall papers as those can be changed to anything.

Before
http://www.linuxmint.com/img/screenshots/gloria/13.png

After
http://www.ubuntu-linux.it/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Grub_2_BURG.jpg


quake0 7 years ago

Nice burg pics

http://code.google.com/p/burg/wiki/Screenshots


quake0 7 years ago

Can we get this passed already. Its got high votes, and we all agree burg is just an elegant grub 2.


quake0 7 years ago

Is this some thing that is hard to implement?


quake0 7 years ago

Yes. This looks so good.


bergamot 7 years ago

Oh, well, it's not to blueXrider, it's to idea's author.:)


bergamot 7 years ago

I'd rather prefer to get a small nice login manager to customize appearance when you log into your system. Why change GRUB? Does anyone really look at this lines of choices and think, "Oh, well, it should be prettier"?

You really - I suppose - think in the wrong way.

There's lots of work to do instead of replacing GRUB with a kind of GRUB.:)


blueXrider 7 years ago

Know what you mean and mean what you say.

BURG stands for Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB. It's based on GRUB, and add features like new object format and configurable menu system.

BURG IS GRUB!

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Burg

Read on


Steampunk-Nick 8 years ago

Burg is far better than grub


hazmint33 8 years ago

Agree! because BURG is more elegant for modern linux desktop


sythe 8 years ago

Agreed!


davedarkblade 8 years ago

Burg is the new way.


Rovanion 8 years ago

The idea is about BURG and not grub2-gfxmenu.

Linux Mint used grub-gfxmenu before the switch to GRUB2 if I'm not mistaken, but that's besides the point. The submitter of the idea wants a better looking boot menu and BURG even tough it's just themed GRUB fills that need.


SxFlare 9 years ago

hard to find much info about this... looks to be based on GRUB (and distantly 2 as well)?
I do agree that the current Grub2 bootloader is very sterile, but I'm having difficulty finding info about this to really vote yes or no.