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#1 2012-11-12 21:41:58

Multimoon
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Burg, Questions and concerns about it.

I've heard/read that it is outdated and unstable. How unstable is it? Is it worth building it and replacing it with Grub2, and does it build off of, or replace grub2? I really do like the graphical abilities of burg, and it far surpasses the themes of grub2. Any guide/information on it or a packagebuild to have it replace grub2 would be nice, as I was unable to find any relevant information for my situation pertaining to burg on both google and the wiki. Thanks in advance, Multimoon.


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#2 2012-11-13 00:11:44

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Re: Burg, Questions and concerns about it.

I've carried a Burg /boot partition through 4 different distros, and with the exception of the first, haven't installed burg on any. The distros include Mint 10, Mint 11, LFS and Arch, all the time dual booting with Windows.

Up to now, the most stable part of my system is /boot.

Having said that, I had to learn about grub and Burg to be able to do it. I had to manually configure burg every time, including the dozen or so times I switched out discs (most recently to SSD), but it's certainly not unstable, IME.


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#3 2012-11-13 00:58:07

Multimoon
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Re: Burg, Questions and concerns about it.

Would you mind giving me a short tutorial or some tricks in switching from grub2 to burg without breaking my system? Tri-Booting Arch as my main Distro, Linux Mint, and ChromeOS

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#4 2012-11-13 16:45:58

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Re: Burg, Questions and concerns about it.

I recently tried grub2 as burg in the AUR has become unmaintained (though still usable) but immediately had to switch back as burg is so much nicer. Just follow the wiki entry, it's very similar to grub2 and you can have both installed at the same time. Obviously only one can be installed to the MBR. There's also a long burg thread on these forums.

It's installed on my SSD to a 1 MiB bios_grub partition (GPT, no separate /boot). I maintain /boot/burg/burg.cfg by hand. I have various entries for Arch, a SystemRescueCD ISO and WinXP (on the first partition of a rarely used drive). I've never had a stability issue.


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#5 2012-11-13 20:20:15

Roken
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Re: Burg, Questions and concerns about it.

What fabertawe said. burg is very easy to install - and is almost identical to grub 2 in how it's used and configured, so you should have no problems. My only concern is that, like fabertawe, I maintain /boot/burg/burg.cfg by hand rather than letting the default tools handle it, and I do so because using update-burg never set it up how I wanted. It may be the case that grub is the same, I honestly can't remember. Having said that, despite the warnings, maintaining burg.cfg manually isn't rocket science.


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