View Full Version : [ubuntu] 9.10 edit grub boot order

February 13th, 2010, 11:41 PM
I feel terrible about having to ask about this, because I've come across quite a bit of information about how to edit the GRUB boot menu. But I'm a bit confused.

What I want to do is have my friend's 32 bit PC default to the Windows XP partition on startup.

I installed 9.10 on his laptop, and I'm told we're all running GRUB2 if we install 9.10.

Before I edit the menu, I would like to backup the current configuration. So if somebody could point me in the right direction there that would be great.

And then maybe a step-by-step for editing the boot order with GRUB2?

Does this guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDf_fRAophc) have it right?

Is there a better/easier/safer way to go about doing this?

Thanks in advance,

February 14th, 2010, 12:26 AM
no worries, simply open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install startupmanager

Then you can easily configure it through a gui in System->Administration->Startup Manager

February 14th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Many thanks to you, nhasian.

that YouTube video I linked to above only provides information regarding simple edits of the GRUB menu text.

He says nothing about how one might go about changing the boot order.

My apologies if I've sent anyone on a wild goose chase.