View Full Version : [ubuntu] Where is my grub file

June 1st, 2010, 11:11 PM
I have just started using Ubuntu. Wanted to edit my grub file to change the default boot to Windows and found instructions online. When I try to run "sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst" I just get an empty file.

I have searched for a different location for my grub file but without success.

Thanks for any help you are able to give.

June 1st, 2010, 11:16 PM
It's an empty file cause you're probably using grub2 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275)

June 1st, 2010, 11:20 PM
I like this http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bootinfoscript/index.php?title=Boot_Problems:Custom_Menu

June 1st, 2010, 11:54 PM
If all you want is to have windows boot.

Startup manager in synaptic will allow you to set boot default and the timeout even in lucid.

Download and install "StartUp-Manager from Synaptic package downloads. It will be listed under System/Administration menu. You can set it to default with Ubuntu (different versions) or Windows. You can also set the start up time in seconds.