Ubuntu Radiance for Grub 2 [BURG]
GRUB Themes
Score 67%
Description:

With ubuntu's new branding, GRUB needs a face-lifting too, and here it is.:)
To use this, you'll need burg, an updated version of grub 2.
There are two versions, one with text and one without text.

Here is how to instal BURG:
Add ppa:bean123ch/burg to software sources
sudo apt-get install burg burg-themes
Also check out the wiki for some in depth information: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Burg


To use this theme:
Extract the tarball to /boot/burg/themes
sudo update-burg
While booting in the grub sereen, press 't'
In the theme selection menu, select radiance or Radiance Text.
If you select radiance text, I recommend editing /boot/burg/burg.cfg and making the menu entry names short for better presentation

bezolaam

7 years ago

ok, i have instaled it, but ot doenst work :(

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bezolaam

7 years ago

doesnt work. How to instal on lucid?

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elementxyz

7 years ago

Hi,

first very cool theme. But the edges of the icon look a little bit cut out. Especially for the windows icon. It is because of the background? In sora theme they look sharper.

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bean123

7 years ago

I've add this theme to burg-themes 20100322, thanks a lot for the great work by shafin.

BTW, I make the following modification to the theme:

* As it shares icons with sora, I move them to themes/icons directory, and use this in theme to include it:

include ../icons/hover

* In style, add - before section name.
- means remove existing section before adding new setting, while default behavior is to merge. This would cause problem when you switch to other theme and switch back.

* In style of radiancetext, text color shouldn't be set to "white:white" otherwise you can't see the text in theme selection menu. This color should be set in template_menuitem section in theme file.

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daas88

7 years ago

Hi there, thanks for BURG :D

Could you tell me how to add the Arch icon to sora_clean theme? It currently uses the unknown icon.

I want it to use this icon:
http://i.imgur.com/ugB3R.png

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bean123

7 years ago

Try the latest burg-themes 2010.04.25, the icons have been added.

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bean123

7 years ago

daas88, your arch icon looks better than current one. BTW, can you find a larger one ?

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daas88

7 years ago

Thanks, I already noticed that with the update :P

Here you go, I hope this works:
http://rlv.zcache.com/arch_sculpted_keychain_photosculpture-p153490059999136507u7j7_400.jpg

And this is the current arch burg icon, a bit better looking imo:
http://idasdepella.com/wp-content/uploads/archlinux_logo_aqua.png

PD: Hey that radiance theme is awesome too, i can't decide between sora clean and radiance :D

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daas88

7 years ago

Sorry, I gave you the wrong icon.

This one is the same I showed you in the first comment, i hope the resolution is enough:

http://img11.yfrog.com/img11/2964/107599archicon1.png

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bean123

7 years ago

Thanks daas88, it's perfect. I'd change the arch linux icon in the next burg-themes package.

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ajparag

7 years ago

i did all the things u have directed. even ran the burg-emu but even in that the theme is not running. there is something wrong with your explanation. there are pop ups while installing burg. tell us what to do in them. which ones to tick. also explain in detail.

hope u do it asap.

thanks!

P.S.: though its a very nice theme!

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shafin

7 years ago

Please visit the wiki here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Burg. It has a detailed explanation of how burg works, and I hope you'll find a solution to your problem there. The problem you are reporting is probably due to an error in configuration. Can you please check /boot/burg/burg.cfg and manually change the theme there?

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ajparag

7 years ago

thanks for replying. i got it figured out myself though.
anyone having problem with installing burg can go to this link and follow the steps.

http://code.google.com/p/burg/wiki/InstallUbuntu

the basic mistake we normally do is not following the last step i.e. install-burg "hd0"

hope it helps!

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nenelinux

7 years ago

how can I change the resolution???

I edited the /etc/default/grub and nothing happened :(

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shafin

7 years ago

its burg'd, so edit etc/default/burg instead :), and don't forget to run update-burg afterwards.

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nenelinux

7 years ago

nop nothing happends

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shafin

7 years ago

Then edit plain old /boot/burg/burg.cfg. In this case, no update-burg is needed, and actually you'll need to repeat the hack after each burg-update.

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nenelinux

7 years ago

finally work fine to me :)

thank you very much :D

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nenelinux

7 years ago

how can I change de resolution???

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Asturbal

7 years ago

This instalation notes misses some steps to realy instal and configure burg to use this theme.

there is a lot more to do it!

You must to install burg themes, and others burg features to work, editing a burg configuration, and set the burg the new boot manager. Please, update the Instalation instructions! I had problems before to fix the wrong instalation.

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shafin

7 years ago

In my experience, using these commands worked well, and nothing more was needed. However, I'm going to add a link to butg wiki for anyone interested in a deeper description.

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znejk

7 years ago

Looks really fresh! But could u add some text telling me what kernel im starting under somewhere?
good work

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shafin

7 years ago

I've uploaded a version with text enabled, though IMO the non text one looks better :)

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nenelinux

7 years ago

when I press the "T" button in my grub nothings happen :(

can you help me ?

I use ubuntu karmic 32bits

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shafin

7 years ago

Did you install burg properly?
If Burg is working properly, i.e you can run other themes, then try this
sudo gedit /etc/default/burg
set theme to radiance from saved
run update-burg
sudo apt-get install burg-emu
sudo burg emu
BURG should run in a window, see if the theme works there, if it works there, it'll work during boot.

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