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 How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint13/14

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.


To install Burg on Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in it:
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:
sudo burg-install /dev/sda

to configure Burg run in terminal:
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


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 ( ... 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.


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

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install super-boot-manager


Tags: How to install Burg and Super boot manager on Linux Mint13/14
Created: 4 years ago.
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3 years ago

Where i can find some flat themes ? by the way awesome tutorial ty very much  
4 years ago

Couldn't find Super-boot-manager on Maya(13). Found Burg, but didn't like the software. It looks like junk to me. So I uninstalled it.
sudo apt-get remove burg burg-theme
To restore GRUB to usual...
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
Where /dev/sda is your hard drive.
4 years ago

Go into Synaptic Package manager and type "super" into the quick filter after following the above mentioned steps-it will be there so that you can then find it to install it or remove it.  
4 years ago

Installing Burg onMint 13 Maya x64 DID NOT WORK. Went all the way but could not fing Burg at the end in the repo.
Installing Super Boot Manager did work

Tennessee Tuxedo
4 years ago

good tutorial, very organized with pic. easy to read and understand.
abt content, I am not ready to check it.
As Hammer459
saya, u should add a info about risk factor
4 years ago

nice one....  
4 years ago

Very good Tutorial!

Missing one important detail though. Add a reference to validate the PPA's.
In my very strong opinion noone should ever add software or run anything as root from an unverified source. It is a very high risk to do that. it is pretty much the same as running a Windows machine with no antivirus software.
You probably have verified this yourself but that is not enough.
Until this is fixed I have to demote your otherwise good tutorial :-(

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