LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
xzillerationer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Exclamation Can't Figure out how to edit the default GRUB boot order in Ubuntu 9.10 64 Bit


I have Ubuntu 9.10 64 Bit, and I also have Windows 7, and I want to make Win7 boot first and without having to manually choose it every time I restart, for my non-linux using family. I have tried the guides where it says you have to edit the "menu.lfg(or whatever it is)" and I don't have that file. I have looked, it's not there, the closest I found was "grub.cfg" and I can't make any sense out of it. I'm not unfamiliar with computers, I'm just relatively new to Ubuntu, and want to make the best out of it I can, I love it. I've tried going into GRUB, and and editing the Win7 Loader, but it doesn't work. Please help,
Yours Truly, Murf.

Last edited by xzillerationer; 03-25-2010 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Adding tags
 
Old 03-25-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
rojak
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Singapore
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.10
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
The file is called menu.lst and it is in /boot/grub

From there you can work it out
 
Old 03-25-2010, 06:35 PM   #3
xzillerationer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by rojak View Post
The file is called menu.lst and it is in /boot/grub

From there you can work it out
I've looked, it's not there. Is it supposed to be there?
 
Old 03-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #4
the trooper
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2006
Location: England
Distribution: Debian Testing/Unstable Amd64
Posts: 1,476

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Have a look at the following link:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html

Specifically the section on customizing the grub menu.

Quote:
The file is called menu.lst and it is in /boot/grub
That's from grub legacy not grub2.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #5
crts
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,604

Rep: Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446Reputation: 446
Quote:
Originally Posted by xzillerationer View Post
I've looked, it's not there. Is it supposed to be there?
Hi,

there is no menu.lst in Ubuntu 9.10 anymore. It has been replaced with grub.cfg.
 
  


Reply

Tags
grub, ubuntu


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
grub question changing boot order making windows boot first nfsutim Linux - Newbie 29 10-27-2012 12:53 PM
change grub boot order, all instructions say change default, but I don't see default mhg Linux - Newbie 5 11-09-2008 10:01 AM
Can I edit a dbase in a Truecrypt container with 00base, under Ubuntu 8.04.1 64 bit? DeekBeek Linux - Software 1 08-09-2008 09:18 AM
GrUB boot order Tonygat105 Linux - Newbie 2 11-17-2007 01:22 PM
Kind souls: help getting Mandriva install 2 boot? edit boot.ini/grub /boot device or NoMoreReinstallMS Linux - Newbie 1 08-09-2006 04:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration