Use BURG Instead of Grub

Registered by tim schoen

If you wanna make the boot experience better, maybe its a good idea to use BURG instead of Grub
for someone who never have seen a bootscreen before its not easy to use grub cause it has many options a normal user doesn't use (memtest, kernel version, command line) and the looks suck :p. there is a elementary burg theme here:

http://bigrza.deviantart.com/art/El-Castillo-BURG-Theme-187228213

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GRUB should be normally not shown at all; I'm afraid we can't do that for Luna because we change too much in the boot process already and BURG breaks Plymouth. We have to wait till BURG + Plymouth combo is fixed or Plymouth is replaced with something else.

I agree, that there is too many options available in GRUB at once, but sometimes those options can save you... Maybe we should move other kernels and memtests to "Advanced":

    Elementary Luna (using kernel xxx)
    Ubuntu Precise (using kernel yyy)
    Windows 7 (on dev/sda1)
    Advanced Options

--grzesiek1e5

So as far as BURG breaking Plymouth, I have a pretty easy fix for that.
gksu gedit /etc/default/burg

look for this line;
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT

and make it look like;

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset video=uvesafb:mode_option=1280x1024-24,mtrr=3,scroll=ywrap"

then look for;
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

change it to;
GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024

save it

then in your terminal;
echo FRAMEBUFFER=y | sudo tee /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/splash
sudo update-burg
sudo update-initramfs -u

restart
(Taken from Ubuntu Forums)

I have used this and verify that it works.

--Nicholas Knight

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