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Old 08-13-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
edcampell
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Trouble Changing Grub Boot Order


I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 from earlier versions. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7. Grub was set to boot Windows by default. Things were working fine. I decided to upgrade to Grub2. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Now when booting up,the name at the top of the Grub menu is 1.98, which is Grub 2. When I run grub-install -v, it comes back grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) which is not Grub2. Now when I boot up, Ubuntu 10.04 is the default. I have to manually choose Windows if I want to use that system. I have been unable to change the boot order following instructions from this site.

Any help in changing the boot order to make Windows 7 the default will be greatly appreciated. I am using a Toshiba Satellite.

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Old 08-13-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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Have you tried the suggestion in this post:

http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/inde...opic=3107328.0
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:05 PM   #3
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Yes I did try that fix with no success. It did not alter the boot order.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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Your machine seems to be confused about which Grub it is using. In your /boot/grub directory, do you have a grub.cfg file? a menu.lst file?

Also, which earlier version of Ubuntu did you upgrade from?
 
Old 08-13-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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I upgraded to 10.04 from 9.10. I believe that the 9.10 had been upgraded from 9.04.

When I enter gedit boot/grub/grub.cfg, a window opens labeled grub.cfg, but there doesn't seem to be any information there.
 
Old 08-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #6
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I had Ubuntu 9.04 previously installed. It used Grub Legacy and Ubuntu moved to Grub2 with 9.10.

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When I enter gedit boot/grub/grub.cfg, a window opens labeled grub.cfg, but there doesn't seem to be any information there.
You did use sudo with that command, need root privileges to access the file. There definitely should be something there.

I don't have any familiarity with Grub2. You could take a look at the tutorial sites below to see if you can get some information:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
 
  


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