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prohank
July 9th, 2012, 05:48 PM
I am really sorry if this has been posted earlier but i checked it and I couldn't find it.
So the problem is..
I want to boot windows first from the grub menu rather than ubuntu and also want to change the boot time.
I googled it and found some results but they are not working as they are supposed to.

In one of the commands "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"
the menu.lst file opens without any text.
and
in this method "sudo vi /etc/default/grub"
the file opens but i can't edit it.

I am completely new to linux so don't anyhing about this.Please help.
Using ubuntu 12.04.

prohank
July 9th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I forgot to say I used sudo su too.

mastablasta
July 9th, 2012, 06:01 PM
easiest way i know is to install ubuntu tweak and then change the boot order in it.

http://ubuntu-tweak.com/

NikTh
July 9th, 2012, 06:15 PM
In one of the commands "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst"
the menu.lst file opens without any text.
and
in this method "sudo vi /etc/default/grub"
the file opens but i can't edit it.

I am completely new to linux so don't anyhing about this.Please help.
Using ubuntu 12.04.

menu.lst was on grub legacy. Grub2 has /boot/grub/grub.cfg

If you want to do your job easy and change more things and not only boot order or boot time , install grub-customizer. Its an excellent program and this is an excellent tutorial--> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1664134

mastablasta
July 9th, 2012, 06:20 PM
woops sorry it's actually with grub customizer, but its from the same person as Ubuntu tweak i believe:

PPA: http://ubuntu-tweak.com/source/danielrichter2007-grub-customizer/
video showing how to use it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In0-_VF5Pe8&feature=related
and how to (here on forums): http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10340183#post10340183

just in case you want to change something else aside form the boot order ;-)

prohank
July 11th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Thanks a lot mates.
That was really very helpful

black veils
July 11th, 2012, 11:24 AM
and for anyone else looking to do this, startupmanager can be used. though Ubuntu seems to add extra lines which upsets the actual system you choose as default, its usually about 2 off.

Mark Phelps
July 11th, 2012, 05:06 PM
and for anyone else looking to do this, startupmanager can be used. though Ubuntu seems to add extra lines which upsets the actual system you choose as default, its usually about 2 off.

Startupmanager has problems handling recent updates to GRUB.

You're better off using Grub-Customizer.

NikTh
July 11th, 2012, 05:38 PM
and for anyone else looking to do this, startupmanager can be used. though Ubuntu seems to add extra lines which upsets the actual system you choose as default, its usually about 2 off.

If you mean this startup-manager ... i think is dead project --> https://launchpad.net/startup-manager