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Old 11-21-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question grub-set-default ... get-default?


I understand grub-set-default but I was wondering how can I find the current default - the equivalent of the missing grub-get-default to tell me what was the default when I booted. I have two partitions and would like to be able to change the default to "the other" in a script. I could write that in a file and change the value each time I boot from the other partition but grub must have this value set somewhere so I can read it and then run grub-set-default with the other value. Where can I find this info? Any other solution/advice?

I forgot to mention, my menu.lst has the default entry like this:

default saved

And each boot option ends in savedefault, which makes the value not available for read.


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Old 11-21-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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If I'm reading this correctly, you want to boot from option A, and when you reboot to automatically boot to option B by default, and then when you reboot again to automatically boot to option A by default, etc. If this is correct, edit your menu.lst and change the savedefault of the first entry to be "savedefault 1" and the savedefault of the second entry to be "savedefault 0".




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