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jamesatub 10-13-2012 03:51 PM

Modify grub so that windows xp launches first
I have lenovo 3000 n200 and have just installed ubuntu 12.04.I have Windows xp and would like to launch windows first for now. I believe I need to modify grub but have no idea how to go about this.

suicidaleggroll 10-13-2012 03:54 PM

You just need to change the boot priority in grub. Somebody who runs Ubuntu 12.04 could give you the specifics, but it should be along the lines of changing "default=0" to "default=#" in /boot/grub/menu.lst (or similar), where # corresponds to the entry for Windows.

mmheera 10-13-2012 04:13 PM

You can do it manually or you can download a software, grub-customizer for this. In the following link both are explained in details:


JaseP 10-13-2012 04:25 PM

By the way Ubuntu 12.04 uses Grub2,... So changes are not done directly in the grub config file as they were in the older version of Grub... The answers vaguely reference that, but I thought it would be wise to point out for those who's systems do not use Grub2. When using Grub2 you have to issue an update-grub with root authority.

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