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I have a dual boot with vista and Ubuntu installed the GRUB boot manager. Must have, when powering up it goes to GRUB Installer and brings up the boot choices. I would like Vista to be default (it isn't)
I CANNOT edit the damn thing. Have read threads till my eyes got swollen, tried all the things such as running Gedit etc.
Trouble is, nothing seems able to find the grub file OR the grub.lst file. It keeps insisting it's not there.
Now, this was a straight install from the Ubuntu 8.04 CD, I just picked all the default or obvious choices, so why me??
If anyone can help, please do it with step by step instructions, rightly assuming that I am totally ignorant about everything.
Thanks for that Nathan.
However, I don't have sudo and a quick look at the website showed me I was not up to downloading, compiling etc.
If I DO have it stuck somewhere on my system, where is it likely to be, how do I access it etc.
There is an option for providing the default boot option called "default".
Just look where the entry for Vista is in menu.lst and enter the value accordingly.
If listing for Ubuntu is before Vista then you should enter the default value to 1. So it will boot to Vista rather than in Ubuntu by default.
Yup, 6 it is and it's working like magic.
Thanks a lot everyone for helping a newbie.
Hard to believe I started this kind of thing in 1980, designing hardware and programming in basic, 6502, 62000 and dabbling in C++
Hadn't realised how many brain cells had called it a day.