I found the source in launchpad for 11.04 and 10.10 but I don't know how to install or compile it.

  • Originally, you didn't state what distribution you wanted it for... Sep 16, 2011 at 20:19
  • @nickguletskii Yes he actually did but someone edited the title. Sep 16, 2011 at 20:31
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    @Uri Herrera Oh... Jorge, why didn't you follow "► clarify meaning without changing it"? Sep 16, 2011 at 20:46

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Update: The PPA mentioned below doesn't currently provide packages for 13.10/saucy and newer releases. You could try to install the 13.04/raring packages by modifying the corresponding sources.list file in /etc/apt/sources.d/ but that is not a recommended workaround.

11.04 and 11.10

I can't answer directly how to compile the source. However, I've tested the following on a virtual guest install on oneiric.

Note if you look at the series available for the PPA it will tell you which distro version this PPA has been compiled for. At the time of writing - 11.04 (Natty), 11.10 (Oneiric), 12.04 (Precise)

as all stuff that changes your boot - back things up first with a good image backup

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg
sudo apt-get update

Now install the remaining packages:

sudo apt-get install burg burg-common burg-emu burg-pc burg-themes burg-themes-common

During the installation you will be asked to select the drive you want to install on - press the spacebar to "*" the drive you want for example /dev/sda.

Linked Questions:

  1. How to automatically update burg after a kernel update
  2. What BURG Themes are Available
  3. How do I install burg themes?
  • Hi can I install BURG in kubuntu 12.04 x64 bit?
    – Ravi
    May 25, 2012 at 8:39
  • I cant see any particular reason why in should not work in kubuntu/lubuntu/xubuntu. I've never tested these combinations - so I would advise you to image backup your installation first.
    – fossfreedom
    May 25, 2012 at 8:41
  • excellent - let us know the result - perhaps you can edit the answer to reflect what you find?
    – fossfreedom
    May 25, 2012 at 8:54

First, install it:

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

Now, actually install it (replace hd0 with the device to install it to):

sudo burg-install "(hd0)"

And update it:

sudo update-burg

And test it using the emulator:

sudo burg-emu



Also worth looking at is Super-Boot-Manager, this allows you to configure Grub, Burg and Plymouth, through a simple GUI and a revert to GRUB option

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ingalex/super-boot-manager

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install buc super-boot-manager


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