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Old 08-05-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
lmcilwain
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Change boot order in grub.conf file


Hello all,

Can anyone tell me how I can change the boot order in my grub.conf file so that I can boot of my linux OS vs my windows OS. I originally wanted my windows OS to be the default because I could quickly fall back on it while I was using FC4. Since FC4 has stablized I want to be able to boot off that without having to manually select it.

Vice versa if I decide I want to run windows for a while (HEAVEN FORBID) I would wnat to be able to change the boot order again.

I looked in my grub.conf file and I can see how the OS' are listed but I can't tell what makes one a default and what doesn't. In lilo I can look at the top of the list and specify the OS name that corresponds to the list below for the default, grub doesn't have anything like that that I can see.
Well besides a "boot=/dev/hda" that is commented out at the top fo the list but I can't imagine thats it.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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I got this from another forum:


Quote:
Edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (or, equivalently, /etc/grub.conf). There's
a line in it

default=<some number>

If the number is 0, the default corresponds to the first in the series of
titles in grub.conf. If it's 1, the default corresponds to the second.
And so on.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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That worked like a charm, I was looking for something more complicated then that. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #4
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Cool Grub default

The first entry is your default. To change the boot default, cut and paste the desired boot OS to be the first entry. It works for me for Ubuntu distribution, but should be the same for other distributions.
Have a good day!

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Originally Posted by lmcilwain
Hello all,

Can anyone tell me how I can change the boot order in my grub.conf file so that I can boot of my linux OS vs my windows OS. I originally wanted my windows OS to be the default because I could quickly fall back on it while I was using FC4. Since FC4 has stablized I want to be able to boot off that without having to manually select it.

Vice versa if I decide I want to run windows for a while (HEAVEN FORBID) I would wnat to be able to change the boot order again.

I looked in my grub.conf file and I can see how the OS' are listed but I can't tell what makes one a default and what doesn't. In lilo I can look at the top of the list and specify the OS name that corresponds to the list below for the default, grub doesn't have anything like that that I can see.
Well besides a "boot=/dev/hda" that is commented out at the top fo the list but I can't imagine thats it.

Any help is appreciated.
 
  


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