grub

Live CD To Fix / Restore Grub (And Grub2) Or Force Filesystem Check: Rescatux

There are many ways Grub can get broken: installing Windows, messing around with Grub configuration files or just a faulty update. Luckily, there are also quite a few ways to restore Grub. Such a tool is Rescatux, an really easy to use Live CD that fixes the Grub in seconds.

 

How To Permanently Change The Selected Boot Entry In GRUB2

A few days ago I was telling you about rebooting in Windows from Linux with GRUB 2 (or any other OS for that matter) by running a command which simply selects (highlights) a different entry in the GRUB menu for your next restart only.

 

Epidermis Theme Manager For Linux Automatically Downloads and Installs Themes

Epidermis theme manager is an open source GTK application for managing, automatically downloading and installing themes of various types, in order to transform the look of your Ubuntu desktop, from the moment you turn it on until the moment you turn it off.

Super Grub Disk Helps Linux Newbies Fix The GRUB (Boot)

Super Grub Disk is a free utility that you can run from a CD, DVD, usb drive, etc. which fixes your Linux GRUB in only three steps. Super Grub Disk allows you to boot Windows or Linux, selectively. Not only that, you can also activate inactive partitions with this software as well as hide partitions to secure them.

Fix / Restore GRUB Boot Loader

Unfortunately, maintaining a multi-boot configuration like this can be a pain, especially if you later install an operating system which overwrites the GRUB boot loader you had in place (such as a version of Windows). If your boot loader is overwritten, you could be left with no choice but to boot the most recently installed OS.

QGRUBEditor - A visual GRUB configuration editor

QGRUBEditor is a system tool to view and edit the GRUB boot loader. It offers many features and it is the perfect solution for those who want to change the way GRUB works, without messing with GRUB’s configuration files.

Booting another Grub from Grub

Chainloading an operating system allows grub to boot an opearating system's boot loader. This is commonly used to boot Windows for instance. I personnaly use it to be able to have my "production" system's grub on the MBR, and address other distros'grub install on their root partition. The advantage is that kernel updates are real easy to handle. Each testing distro modifying their own grub won't interfere with my main OS bootloader.

KGRUBEditor — A GRUB Editor for KDE 4

KGRUBEditor is a visual GRUB configuration editor for KDE 4. With KGRUBEditor, you can edit GRUB entries and alter GRUB settings. KGRUBEditor is very easy-to-use. The latest version of KGRUBEditor is 0.5b. You can get it at KDE-Apps.org web site.

KGRUBEditor — A GRUB Editor for KDE 4

KGRUBEditor is a visual GRUB configuration editor for KDE 4. With KGRUBEditor, you can edit GRUB entries and alter GRUB settings. KGRUBEditor is very easy-to-use. The latest version of KGRUBEditor is 0.5b. You can get it at KDE-Apps.org web site.

StartUp Manager - change settings in Grub, Grub2 and Usplash

StartUp Manager, or SUM, is a gui tool for changing settings in Grub, Grub2 and Usplash.SUM should work with recent versions of Debian and Debian-based distributions such as Ubuntu.

LILO and GRUB: Boot Loaders Made Simple

LILO (Linux Loader) and GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) are both configured as a primary boot loader (installed on the MBR) or secondary boot loader (installed onto a bootable partition). Both work with supporting operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, Net BSD, and OpenBSD. They can work with unsupported operating system, such as Microsoft Windows XP, in the configuration file. Both allow users—root users—to boot into single-user-mode.

Beautifulize the Boot Screen with Grub-GFXBoot

As you might have noticed yourself by now, the Grub screen looks quite plain, simple and dull. Even with colours or Grub themes. Gfx Boot is a powered version of GRUB Bootloader and it’s able to load themes instead of 16 colour splashes. Here are a couple of screenshots, just to get an idea about it and maybe make you want to beautifulize grub (yeah, i know it’s not a word but it sounds cool):

A visual GRUB configuration editor

GRUB, the boot loader found in most Linux distributions, lets you choose among operating systems and kernels installed on your box. Many people, however, fear that messing with GRUB may ruin their system, because of its many esoteric options, and configuration file text that often contains no help comments. QGRUBEditor can help you view and edit the GRUB boot loader from a graphical user interface.

Clean up your grub menu and the kernels you do not use

For Distros with lots of Kernel upgrades Like Ubuntu Gutsy now that it is still in Beta, it is annoying to start every day your PC and see that your grub list keep growing and growing.

Clean this unused kernel images is not only good for haven a cleaner grub menu, but also to gain disk space, as all those kernel images uses a lot of space in your disk.

I will show you this under Ubuntu, but should work for other distros just taking care of the names of their kernel images, and also its package managers.

Clean Up Ubuntu Grub Boot Menu After Upgrades

One of the things in Ubuntu that has always driven me crazy is the addition of new items into the grub menu without removing the old entries that likely don't even work anymore.

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