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    problem with grub.cfg

    I'm running Ubuntu and Windows 7 on a dual boot system. when I start the system windows is on first position in the grub menu and if I don't make a selection windows in booted by default. the problem is, the last times Ubuntu was updated this order was changed. I could fix the problem by editing the file grub.cfg but this file should not be edited. Need suggestions to keep the order in the grub menu.

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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    you can:
    - boot on ubuntu
    - then purge grub-pc via synaptic (or terminal)
    - logout/in
    - then reinstall grub-pc, to put it on mbr

    or use grub-customizer (from ppa)

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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    +1 for Grub-Customizer. Will give you a GUI that allows you to modify preferences, LOTS of them.
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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    +1 for Grub-Customizer. Will give you a GUI that allows you to modify preferences, LOTS of them.
    ok, it seems there is no solution to keep the order without editing with vi or a gui.

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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    Of course there is

    First file to look at would be /etc/default/grub. And there are a few others that I can't remember straight away (maybe in /etc/grub); they start with 00, 10, 20 etc

    After editing, run sudo update-grub; that will regenerate /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

    // Edit
    Found them; the other files are in /etc/grub.d
    Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; October 5th, 2012 at 01:19 PM.
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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    Quote Originally Posted by potzdonner View Post
    ok, it seems there is no solution to keep the order without editing with vi or a gui.
    Don't understand your complaints! You (1) don't want to use an editor to make the changes, and (2) you don't want to use a GUI to make the changes?

    What are you looking for -- magic? Cause ... that's the only thing left!

    Seriously, you will have to pick one of the two choices if you want to customize the default boot selection.
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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Don't understand your complaints! You (1) don't want to use an editor to make the changes ...
    I think that potzdonner was referring to editing grub.cfg. Might be wrong, though.
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    Re: problem with grub.cfg

    Ok, I have installed the grub-customizer.

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