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Burg is a graphical boot loader based on GRUB. Using a new object format, Burg  can be built on several operating systems including GNU/Linux, MAC OSX, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, etc. The Burg boot loader comes with a slick and configurable interface that works in both text and graphics mode.

In this tutorial, we are going to help you install Burg on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04. Uninstallation steps of Burg are also mentioned below.

Burg Installation


       Ubuntu 11.04


To install Burg on Ubuntu 11.04, run these commands from the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install burg burg-common burg-emu burg-pc burg-themes burg-themes-common

       Ubuntu 10.10/10.04


To install Burg on ubuntu 10.10/10.04, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bean123ch/burg
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install burg burg-common burg-emu burg-pc burg-themes burg-themes-common

During the installation, accept all screen prompts, and at the end specify the disk where you want to install Burg (usually /dev/sda).

To install Burg in the MBR (Master Boot Record), run these two commands:

sudo burg-install /dev/sda
sudo update-burg

The Burg boot loader is now well installed. To configure and test it without rebooting your system, run this command:

sudo burg-emu -D

In the pop up window, use the following keyboard keys:

F1: get all key functions.
F2: change the Burg theme.
F3: change resolution.



Uninstalling The Burg Boot Loader


If you want to remove the Burg boot loader and restore GRUB/GRUB2, then from the terminal run this command:

sudo apt-get remove – -purge burg burg-common burg-emu burg-pc burg-themes burg-themes-common

To install GRUB, run these commands:

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub

To install GRUB2, use these commands:

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub2

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