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Old 08-03-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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Is there a gui replacement for grub?


setting up a dual boot system and would like a gui replacement for grub
 
Old 08-03-2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

No - there isn't. There's several "front ends" though, as far as I know.

And a boot loader w/ a GUI would be a silly thing as far as I'm concerned;
it would have to be gigantic to be generic for any graphics card.


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Old 08-04-2010, 08:23 AM   #3
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If you want to modify grub configuration, then there is a graphical tool available..

http://grubconf.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:52 AM   #4
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Grub can be configured to boot say a 100 operating systems with just a Bash script.

It would be a shame to see it changed to a GUI form just for doing a dual boot.

Grub in a terminal mode can boot up any installed operating system "manually".

When it comes to a boot loader there is more power in typing a keyboard than clicking a mouse.

Afterall Grub (both Grub1 & Grub2) is just a boot loader that can easily fit inside a floppy disk even though Grub is already the biggest one around!
 
Old 08-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #5
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There's no GUI for GRUB, but there's a "GUI-fied" GRUB, called BURG.
 
Old 08-04-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
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Quote:
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setting up a dual boot system and would like a gui replacement for grub
...Why?
 
Old 08-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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Thanks one and all for the leads, the why is dual boot and dual user, windows user is afraid of command line and
won't use it. I looked at burg but have decided on a product called GAG from Spain I think
link to if interested http://gag.sourceforge.net/
again thanks to one and all for the tips
 
  


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