[Request] Grub Customizer

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GeneC
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[Request] Grub Customizer

Postby GeneC » 15 Aug 2013 11:11

Grub Customizer appears to be a popular option to easily customize grub entries (for content and appearance). It can be compiled from souce, but that is sometimes difficult for new users (and experienced alike.. :lol: ..).

Grub Customizer
Grub Customizer is a graphical settings manager for GRUB2 and BURG.

Among the Grub Customizer features are:
edit the menu entries (reorder, rename, add or remove entries)
change the default boot entry
change menu visibility and timeout
disable recovery entries
change GRUB resolution, menu colors or background image
GRUB repair & configuration using a Live CD
Advanced options like booting an ISO, changing kernel parameters and lots more

A new Grub Customizer version has been released today: 3.0, which brings the following new features:
entries can be moved free now
integrated settings dialog
new partition chooser
context menu
multi selection
trash instead of checkboxes
entry editor
graphical error handling
reset functionality
warning when trying to remove script - or system entries

Grub Customizer is considered a stable application, but be very careful when using it and make sure you know what you're doing! Messing with GRUB2/BURG can cause the system not to boot!
[rimg]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-E6iLN8Q7FoM/U ... omizer.png[/rimg]

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby CjTX2 » 17 Aug 2013 23:05

Grub Customizer 8-).
Vote +1 from me, too.
Multi-booting without it gets to be a nightmare :!:.

Building new machine named Garfield II & still using an old T42 Thinkpad that's old and slow, but just keeps on going and going . . . sorta like me! :lol:

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby Richard » 18 Aug 2013 05:06

+1
Should beat editing /etc/default/grub and forgetting to run update-grub.
Refracta-7.2......32bit
SolydX-201311..32bit
Manjaro-0.8.7.1-x32

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby ane champenois » 27 Aug 2013 07:49

+1
Very useful for the man-on-the-street user.
They did not know it was impossible so they did it.

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby zerozero » 10 Sep 2013 21:57

ok, i have a question for the grub customizer users:
- hwinfo is listed as recommended and as we don't install them by default what are the functionality looses if that package is not installed?
- i can move it to the depends field but is it really necessary? (i guess my question is: "what does hwinfo adds to grub customizer?"
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btw the debs are done but i would like to see this answered before proposing it.

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Package: grub-customizer
Version: 3.0.4-1
Architecture: amd64
Maintainer: zerozero <zerozero@solydxk>
Installed-Size: 2226
Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.12.4), libatkmm-1.6-1 (>= 2.22.1), libc6 (>= 2.14), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libcairomm-1.0-1 (>= 1.6.4), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.10.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgcc1 (>= 1:4.1.1), libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0 (>= 2.22.0), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.14.0), libglibmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 2.36.2), libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.8.0), libgtkmm-2.4-1c2a (>= 1:2.24.0), libpango-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpangocairo-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpangoft2-1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpangomm-1.4-1 (>= 2.27.1), libsigc++-2.0-0c2a (>= 2.0.2), libssl1.0.0 (>= 1.0.0), libstdc++6 (>= 4.6)
Recommends: hwinfo
Section: admin
Priority: optional
Homepage: https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer
Description: Grub Customizer - A graphical Grub2/BURG configuration application
 Grub Customizer is a graphical configuration tool to modify the grub2/burg
 settings with focus on the individual list order - without losing the
 dynamical behavior of grub - also usable on live cds.
 Settings like the background or timeouts are also changeable using
 Grub Customizer.
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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby jsalpha2 » 10 Sep 2013 22:45

"what does hwinfo adds to grub customizer?"
I don't know what it adds or if it's necessary, but I like having it. It could even be argued that it could be part of the default OS install. It is on some distros. If it is not large or cause slow downs then why not? There are plenty of programs that I have no idea what they are for or if it is safe to remove them. For example, before deleting Samba I googled it. Samba is a Brazilian dance? :D

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby ScottQuier » 11 Sep 2013 11:04

jsalpha2 wrote:For example, before deleting Samba I googled it. Samba is a Brazilian dance? :D
Oooooh oooooh - one I can answer :lol: :lol: Among other things, samba is a dance :D But, I'm guessing you're just having fun. For those that don't know, it's a technology/software/protocol for file sharing betwen networked computers, be they Windows, Linux, and/or Mac OS.
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systems is risky at best and entails serious compatibility
problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby ane champenois » 12 Sep 2013 14:27

zerozero wrote:ok, i have a question for the grub customizer users:
- hwinfo is listed as recommended and as we don't install them by default what are the functionality looses if that package is not installed?
- i can move it to the depends field but is it really necessary? (i guess my question is: "what does hwinfo adds to grub customizer?"
It seems that hxinfo allows to know which resolution each graphic card support, as vbeinfo does in the grub shell (source here in French, sorry :oops: :http://klhpc.tuxfamily.org/?page=grub_resolution
I hope it helps you zz.

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby kyodev » 19 Sep 2013 10:46

@zerozero, I can, if you want, try to compile debs. 32b work fine on my pc, I search a solution for cross-compiling
http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php? ... 278#p14278
but I think that I will install 64 bits on another laptop.

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby zerozero » 19 Sep 2013 11:00

hi kyodev
if you want 8-) feel free to do it.
the community repos are going through a major improvement (you probably saw Schoelje topic about the repos changes, concerns also this)
if you do this swiftly this will be the last package to be included according to the existing rules.
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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby kyodev » 19 Sep 2013 11:08

ok, I open a new topic? you open it? or I continue that exists?

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby zerozero » 19 Sep 2013 11:21

if you don't mind open it on the proposals
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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby cristy78 » 19 Sep 2013 11:27

+ 1
+ 1
+ 1

useful app.

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Re: [Request] Grub Customizer

Postby kyodev » 19 Sep 2013 14:35

voilà:
http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=1505
I go install a 64bits...

@zerzero, where I will put the files dsc, tar.gz, deb further?


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