View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to change boot order on Ubuntu bootloader?
September 23rd, 2008, 03:57 AM
I saved my father's PC by installing Ubuntu as a recovery partition, but now when it starts the bootloader, instead of defaulting to Windows XP, it defaults to Ubuntu. I can still pick XP, but if it isn't chosen quickly enough, it will automatically choose. Is there a simple way to change this?
September 23rd, 2008, 04:07 AM
Go into the terminal and type in sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
Find the line that reads "default 0". Change the 0 to whatever option you want. The first option on the boot menu is 0, second is 1 and so on.
If your options are
on GRUB, then Ubuntu would be default 0, XP 1 and Vista 2.
Save it and when you restart it should change the default OS it picks.
September 23rd, 2008, 04:08 AM
In Ubuntu just go to terminal and install startupmanager:
sudo apt-get install startupmanager
It'll then show up in System > Administration > Startup Manager:
See where it says, "Default Operating System"? You can click on the toggle and change it!
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