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  1. #1
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    May 2009

    Change GRUB 2 menu order

    I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10, dual booting with Windows 7. I understand that GRUB 2 doesn't have a menu.lst anymore, and I know about /etc/default/grub. What I want to know is, how do you change the order of the boot options when GRUB 2 starts up? Currently it's:

    ubuntu recovery
    ubuntu memtest

    But I obviously want to boot windows more than run a memory test, so I want windows to be the second entry.

    Appreciate any help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SW Forida

    Re: Change GRUB 2 menu order

    You really could not do what you ask in old grub's menu.lst as the Ubuntu entries were within the automagic area and were rewritten with every update to a kernel. So a windows entry could not be in between the Ubuntu entries.

    Files are processed in the number order of the entires in /etc/grub.d You can reorder if you must or copy all manual entries into 40_custom and run just that with everything else turned off. I am sure most of this would not be recommended.

    For total customization install your own grub partition and use it
    Page down about 2 pages in this link.
    Last edited by oldfred; November 27th, 2009 at 06:37 AM. Reason: Use grub partition
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