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Old 12-21-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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changing OS selection at boot selection screen


Good afternoon. I am trying to find the best and correct way to change the Windows Vista selection from the bottom of the selection menu at the system boot screen to the top. Also, I am looking to find out if it is possible to remove the rest of the selections other then the Ubuntu 8.10 choice without corrupting the system. Thanks in advance, and have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Years holiday.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #2
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Install startupmanager package in Ubuntu.

open a terminal and type

Quote:
sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install startupmanager
You can change boot order, splash image and a few more things with Startup Manager.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Are you using grub or lilo?
For grub
Edit
Code:
/boot/grub/grub.conf
(or, equivalently, /etc/grub.conf). There's
Look for the line
Code:
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.
etc..

For lilo
Edit
Code:
/etc/lilo.conf
Look for the line that says
Code:
label=what yo want to boot first,
and change the line that says default= to the above label.
run
Code:
lilo
to make the changes

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Kind regards
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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the file you are looking for is /boot/grub/grub.cfg or /boot/grub/menu.cfg(lst?), must be edited as root
though it would probably be easier to change this line
Code:
set default="0"
to the one you want as opposed to moving them, but simply moving the menuentry section eg:
Code:
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-27-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	recordfail
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd0,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d43e0044-5a1d-4f17-abc3-c6fd77b20dd7
	echo	'Loading Linux 2.6.32-27-generic ...'
	linux	/vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic root=UUID=44169a1f-a1aa-476a-9837-48ccb9853381 ro single 
	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd	/initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic
}
though the one for windows would be smaller
to the top should also work
just be careful to copy everything including the brackets
 
Old 12-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frieza View Post
the file you are looking for is /boot/grub/grub.cfg or /boot/grub/menu.cfg(lst?), must be edited as root
though it would probably be easier to change this line
Code:
set default="0"
to the one you want as opposed to moving them, but simply moving the menuentry section eg:
Code:
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32-27-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	recordfail
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd0,1)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set d43e0044-5a1d-4f17-abc3-c6fd77b20dd7
	echo	'Loading Linux 2.6.32-27-generic ...'
	linux	/vmlinuz-2.6.32-27-generic root=UUID=44169a1f-a1aa-476a-9837-48ccb9853381 ro single 
	echo	'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd	/initrd.img-2.6.32-27-generic
}
though the one for windows would be smaller
to the top should also work
just be careful to copy everything including the brackets
you are right for grub 1 it is /boot/grub/menu.lst

to edit it as root try entering :

Quote:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
-for grub 1

Quote:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
- for grub2

in a terminal

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