Ubuntu: Dual-boot selector like windows



Question:

A few days ago, I've installed ubuntu 12.04, and when I load my PC, I get this menu: GRUB.

What I want is to have this menu: enter image description here

but showing the two operating systems (Windows 8 and ubuntu).

Is it possible to move to that dual-boot interface?

Thanks.


Solution:1

All you need to do is installing burg and using it instead of grub , for installing press Ctrl+Alt+t for terminal and copy paste or write the following commands..

for adding ppa:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/burg  

Update repository:

$ sudo apt-get update   

Install Burg:

$ sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes  

Update your bootlaoder:

$ sudo update-burg  

Its Installed now , restart your computer and press F2 for changing theme and F3 for changng resolution

For Customization directly without rebooting second time :

go to synaptic and search for burg and install Grub Customizer if its not installed .It will ask you BURG found! Do you want to configure BURG instead of grub2? press yes.

Install it to MBR to put Burg down as the default (over grub).Accept the default value unless you are booting from a hard drive other than the first one. If you're unsure, leave it as it is.

Now open your terminal and write

$ sudo burg-emu  

press F2 and change your theme,and for downloading and installing other themes google the terms , you will get what you want .


Solution:2

Unfortunately, it is not possible to boot Ubuntu from the second screen (showing Windows 8 and Windows 7). That bootloader will only work with Windows, not Ubuntu.

It is possible to get a nicer looking boot screen, using projects such as Burg. Be warned, however, that modifying your bootloader can potentially prevent you from booting into any operating system on your hard disk. If this happens, Boot-Repair can be used to fix some (not all) problems.

EDIT:

If you would like to put Windows at the top of the list in Grub, I would recommend using Grub Customizer, which I have used personnaly. See this question about installing software from PPAs (Personal Package Archives).


Solution:3

There is another tutorial on installing Burg on How to Ubuntu.

(It looks good, but I ain't tried it though) puzzled smiley

There is also one, which may work better, based on it here at AdvancedPcUsers.

And any modification required afterwards to remove excess kernels could be done via Synaptic, Grub Customizer etc.


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