Get a Graphical Boot Loader with BURG
BURG stands for Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB
As you can see, if you reverse GRUB you get BURG.
Ubuntu,Linux Mint and many other Linux Distros use Grub2 as the default boot manager.While Linux Mint has nice green background image for the GRUB2 Menu, Ubuntu has a plain black and white boot menu.
The grub2 menu uses text to display the different menu entries.With BURG you can choose from a variety of themes supporting both icons and text to display the menu entries.
Here are some screenshots of BURG Boot Menu
Installing BURG Loader in Ubuntu or Linux Mint
Installing the BURG Bootloader is extremely easy if you are using Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) or Linux Mint 9
Just run the following commands in terminal.Enter your password if prompted.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install burg-pc burg burg-themes burg-emu
sudo burg-install /dev/sda
If the installer prompts you about anything just press Enter.
Thats it.The installer automatically adds entries for your Windows,Ubuntu and other operating systems in the Boot Menu.
You now have to reboot your computer and you will be presented with a really cool Boot Menu.
Press t to open Theme Selection Menu and check out all the different themes.
If the above steps do not work then please read this wiki to for more advanced details on installing the BURG Loader.This wiki also includes instructions for a Wubi install of Ubuntu.
BURG is a brand-new boot loader based on GRUB. It uses a new object format which allows it to be built in a wider range of OS, including Linux/Windows/OSX/Solaris/FreeBSD, etc. It also has a highly configurable menu system which works in both text and graphic mode.
Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/burg-devel
I hope Ubuntu developers ditch the plain text based GRUB2 and use BURG instead as the default Boot Loader in the future versions of Ubuntu.