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    Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    I have a dual boot ubuntu 12.04/windows XP on a Dell Mini 1010.
    It automatically boots into the Windows OS unless I hover over the machine on startup to change to ubuntu using the keyboard - I find this annoying if I get distracted at the crucial moment ! Is there a way of changing the preference to ubuntu.
    Last edited by angel mike; July 7th, 2013 at 07:56 AM.

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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    Is this a Wubi Installation ? If so, a Wubi installation uses the Windows boot loader and I believe you would have to make changes from the Windows side.

    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/wubi#bootorder
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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    Not sure - I downloaded from the ubuntu.org site. Is it possible to tell?
    If it is a wubi what do you do ?

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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    Yes I have a wubi install - I can also see the ubuntu file on the install/uninstall program in the control panel which is good as I eventually want to uninstall ubuntu and do a clean install to remove windows xp.
    But before then I want to continue with the dual boot to get to know this new OS
    Also I have a link to try the Xubuntu - I assume I will be able to uninstall the X version from within Windows.
    Which come back to my original question - how do I change the boot preference to ubuntu - have I missed something ?
    Thanks - getting to know the system better - that's good.

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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    For that you will need to change your boot order from within windows.
    I would reference windows help sites to accomplish that.

    added: I believe that it is only possible to have one wubi install at a time
    (noticing that you may want to try other installs from within windows)
    Last edited by arpanaut; July 7th, 2013 at 12:38 AM.
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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    The first link I posted refers to changing the boot order for Wubi via Windows.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; July 7th, 2013 at 12:39 AM.
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    Re: Changing automatic preferences on dual boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The first link I posted refers to changing the boot order for Wubi via Windows.
    Sorry I missed that - yes that's sorted !

    And thanks for info on installing Xubuntu

    Thanks for all your posts - great system.

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