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Papillonrus
November 28th, 2009, 11:20 PM
How or where do you configure the menu.lst file in Lucid 10.04?

ibuclaw
November 28th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I don't know where you have been for the past 3 months, but Ubuntu has switched to using Grub2. Since 9.10 hit alpha.

There no longer is a menu.lst

Instead, you edit the file:

/etc/default/grub
And run:

sudo update-grub
for the changes to take affect.

Regards
Iain

Papillonrus
November 29th, 2009, 06:34 AM
I've been stuck in a Windows environment for the last year, because it is the OS of choice for classwork.

Papillonrus
November 29th, 2009, 06:38 AM
How do I edit /etc/default/grub to boot to the windows XP os first?

ronacc
November 29th, 2009, 06:43 AM
check this thread from the karmic (9.10) forum to start getting up to speed on grub2 . http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1285897&highlight=grub2

kansasnoob
November 29th, 2009, 06:48 AM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275

Less reading and more specific:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1302743&highlight=grub2+common

ronacc
November 29th, 2009, 06:51 AM
look at /boot/grub/grub.cfg and find the entry that you want to boot by default . note what number entry it is (remember to count from 0 ) and then change the line in /etc/default/grub which reads GRUB DEFAULT=0 to that number . then run
sudo update-grub

garvinrick4
November 29th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Try GUI Startup-Manager. Install it if you do not have it and
change your default operating system from boot tab.

autocrosser
November 29th, 2009, 07:25 AM
That's not the best answer right now---SUM is in re-write to fully work with Grub2--not recommended until the developer gives a "thumbs up" on it.....