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I have Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows on a single hard disk. After reading it became clear that there are some options to have the bootloader changed into a screen with just the Ubuntu and Windows icon.

Right now i have some purple window (grub i guess) with i think 6 or 7 options to choose from; Ubuntu, Ubuntu Safe mode, Windows loader and some others i cannot remember now.

Burg has some nice features, but i read about issues that people are not able to get into the system anymore.

What are my options?

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It's safe if you do it right. – mikewhatever Sep 15 '11 at 17:44
If you do it and something goofs up, don't panic. There's generally a workaround. But it's better to play with if you have a second computer or a liveCD to boot with in case of trouble. – belacqua Sep 15 '11 at 19:07
Apart from BURG, there is also EasyBCD that works with the Windows bootloader. Both have been, reportedly, used successfully, that said, having a plan B is never hurts. – mikewhatever Sep 15 '11 at 20:13

Burg is like a frontend to grub, so even if it fails the default grub will work. The only problem I had is during the first boot it tried to load a higher resolution than my monitor supports, so it only showed a black screen. But it still worked on the background, so I pressed enter and it booted normally. You can solve that installing grub customizer (a gui to configure grub and burg from the desktop) and rebooting. Or in the same burg screen pressing F2, up or down, and enter. Don't know if it's in the oficial repositories, but it's here:

Just search all the burg related packages and install them on synaptic. If you have any problem, uninstall it and reinstall grub.

Whish it helps.

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