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  1. #31
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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by tuan.cse06 View Post
    I've installed that theme, but loading process is very slow.
    Are you testing in qemu ? It should be pretty fast in virtualbox.

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    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

    http://groups.google.com/group/burg-devel

    and extract to /boot/grub:

    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
    You definitely want to extract the first one, because it contains the fonts that Brug needs.

    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:
    Code:
    GRUB_THEME=sora
    GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768
    The value of GRUB_THEME can be one of these:
    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
    Code:
    cd /boot/grub/fonts
    sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-27.pf2
    sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-29.pf2
    6, Restart and hope for the best

    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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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by bean123 View Post
    Oh, it looks nice, and it shouldn't be difficult to implement it with BURG.
    Yes, good usability idea to group all entries for the same OS/distro under a common/single icon with a dropdown...

    Now, any theme artists out there who want to try it?
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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by haytjes View Post
    ...
    4, Run update-grub.
    ...
    shouldn't it be update-grub2?

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by meborc View Post
    shouldn't it be update-grub2?
    Here, it works with update-grub

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    I know what I am doing tonight

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by haytjes View Post
    5, Add bigger fonts
    Code:
    cd /boot/grub/fonts
    sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-27.pf2
    sudo ln Helvetica-Bold-24.pf2 Helvetica-Bold-29.pf2
    This step should not be necessary as ppa5 supports font autoloading. If you add new fonts, you also need to regenerate /boot/grub/fonts/font.lst using grub-mkfont.

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    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.
    GRUB2

    Retired.

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by drs305 View Post
    Also, since this thread is about Lucid, is anyone having success doing this in Karmic? If so, with which version of Grub 2?
    I've tried my tut on comment #32 for karmic and it works. (Version: 1.97+burg.20091210-2~ppa5)

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    Re: GRUB2 theming for lucid?

    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!

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