My guide to a more beautiful grub (with a graphic mode check, so it shouldn't break):
1, install Burg: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bu...nary%20package
2, download theme files from the files section of
and extract to /boot/grub:
You definitely want to extract the first one, because it contains the fonts that Brug needs.Code:cd /boot/grub sudo tar xzf ~/theme_default.tar.gz sudo tar xzf ~/theme_sora.tar.gz sudo tar xzf ~/theme_chiva.tar.gz
2, Restart your computer and press CTRL-C when grub shows. Use the command 'vbeinfo' to see the supported graphic modes.
3, Boot again and edit /etc/default/grub, add these two lines at the end:
The value of GRUB_THEME can be one of these:Code:GRUB_THEME=sora GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
proto, ubuntu, winter, sora, sora/clean, sora/extended, chiva
The value of GRUB_GFXMODE must be a supported graphic mode of bullet 2.
4, Run update-grub.
5, Add bigger fonts
6, Restart and hope for the bestCode:cd /boot/grub/fonts sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-27.pf2 sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-29.pf2
ps. If anything brakes in any stage: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Grub2#Recove...20via%20LiveCD
Last edited by haytjes; January 4th, 2010 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Big typo: Step 3 should say /etc/default/grub instead of /boot/default/grub
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There appear to be two divergent ways of accomplishing the G2 theming - BURG and via Felix's ppa with Colin Bennet's http://grub.gibibit.com/ site.
bean123, can you briefly describe the divergent approaches? And will the BURG theming method ever be able to use the 'official' G2 from the repositories at some point? I am leaping to an unfounded assumption that the Felix experimental G2 features will eventually be incorporated into the standard G2 package (which may be a bad assumption). Are we about to kick off a GRUB v BURG war?
Also, I plan on adding this thread to the Theming section of my G2 Basics post, as we are finally getting enough documentation (at least in here) on how to go about using themes in Grub 2.
It would be great if someone using Felix's experimental G2 ppa and Bennett's themes could detail the procedures for using those resources in a similar fashion to the BURG theming.
Also, since this thread is about Lucid, is anyone having success doing this in Karmic? If so, with which version of Grub 2?
Much thanks to all who have posted how they are accomplishing their theming.
Last edited by drs305; January 4th, 2010 at 02:59 PM. Reason: Added the GRUB-BURG war question.
Never heard of BURG til now. Is it meant to be a stand alone bootloader which can be used with Grub2 or is it meant to be an extension to Grub2?
Looks sweet though!