General :: Edit Default GRUB Boot Order In Ubuntu 9.10 64 Bit?
Mar 25, 2010
I have Ubuntu 9.10 64 Bit, and I also have Windows 7, and I want to make Win7 boot first and without having to manually choose it every time I restart, for my non-linux using family. I have tried the guides where it says you have to edit the "menu.lfg(or whatever it is)" and I don't have that file. I have looked, it's not there, the closest I found was "grub.cfg" and I can't make any sense out of it. I'm not unfamiliar with computers, I'm just relatively new to Ubuntu, and want to make the best out of it I can, I love it. I've tried going into GRUB, and and editing the Win7 Loader, but it doesn't work.
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 from earlier versions. I have a dual boot system with Windows 7. Grub was set to boot Windows by default Things were working fine. I decided to upgrade to Grub2. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now when booting up,the name at the top of the Grub menu is 1.98, which is Grub 2. When I run grub-install -v, it comes back grub-install (GNU GRUB 0.97) which is not Grub2. Now when I boot up, Ubuntu 10.04 is the default. I have to manually choose Windows if I want to use that system. I have been unable to change the boot order following instructions from this site. Any Way changing the boot order to make Windows 7 the default. I am using a Toshiba Satellite.
I think my Natty 64 bit install is missing a dependency for gk, even though it shows up install in Synaptic. I have also tried using Start up Manager and the changes I make there don't show up after restarting either. I just want to change the default boot to number 4, Windows. Any suggestions are welcome, but I have tried all the ones I've found on this forum so far and none have worked, including editing etc/grub/default and saving with sudo update-grub. That's when I get a "gk not found" error.
How can I change default boot order in Ubuntu 10.04 from Ubuntu to Windows7? However, I already checked sudo gedit /etc/default/grub and modify the grub file to be GRUB_DEFAULT=4 and update the grup sudo update-grub I even install graph software to re order the book sudo startupmanager But still after restart the default choose for boot is Ubuntu ...
P.S: I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with grub version 1.98
I upgraded from XP to Windows 7 (I need this for legacy business) and decided to install Ubuntu permanently rather than using from CD. During an Ubuntu session I was prompted to upgrade, which I did, but when I boot up now, there seems to be 2 versions of Ubuntu which I can choose from the boot up menu, plus the usual mem test, safe mode etc, plus the option to boot Windows 7.
Firstly, is there in fact more than one Ubuntu image (and therefore precious disk space taken up), how do I find out, and if so what action should I take?If there is only one Ubuntu and one Windows 7 image, how do I edit (and where is the file) to change the boot order and the various boot selections?
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto my toshiba C655 iCeleron 900 2.20ghz 1GB RAM. I have win7 and I have a 4GB swap partition. How Do I change the Boot order in Grub? I saw instructions somewhere else to type sudo, etc in the command line and was getting access denies...
I'm working my way through my Linux self-education and I'm hitting a slight road block. After consulting forum posts here and elsewhere, I have tried to alter my grub boot order by editing my menu.lst file found in /boot/grub. I don't seem to be having any luck. Changing the default [value] doesn't seem to work, nor does the savedefault. Below is a copy of my file.
Code: # menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8) # grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8), # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.
default 4 # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used. # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'. # WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your # array will desync and will not let you boot your system. default0
## timeout sec # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry # (normally the first entry defined). timeout10 ## hiddenmenu # Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu) #hiddenmenu
# Pretty colours #color cyan/blue white/blue ## password ['--md5'] passwd # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the # command 'lock' # e.g. password topsecret # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/ # password topsecret # examples
# titleWindows 95/98/NT/2000 # root(hd0,0) # makeactive # chainloader+1 # titleLinux # root(hd0,1) # kernel/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs
## ## Start Default Options ## ## default kernel options ## default kernel options for automagic boot options ## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted. ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro ## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro ## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro # kopt=root=UUID=18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8 ro ## default grub root device ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0) # groot=18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8
## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options ## e.g. alternative=true ## alternative=false # alternative=true ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options ## e.g. lockalternative=true ## lockalternative=false # lockalternative=false
## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the ## alternatives ## e.g. defoptions=vga=0x317 resume=/dev/hda5 # defoptions=vga=0x317 ## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options ## e.g. lockold=false ## lockold=true # lockold=false ## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option # xenhopt=
## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option # xenkopt=console=tty0 ## altoption boot targets option ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options ## altoptions=(recovery) single # altoptions=(recovery mode) single
## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the ## alternative kernel options ## e.g. howmany=all ## howmany=7 # howmany=all ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option ## e.g. memtest86=true ## memtest86=false # memtest86=true
## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system ## can be true or false # updatedefaultentry=false ## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options ## can be true or false # savedefault=false ## ## End Default Options ## splashimage=18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
titleBackTrack 4 R2, memtest86+ uuid18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8 kernel/boot/memtest86+.bin quiet ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian # ones. titleOther operating systems: root
# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS # on /dev/sda1 titleWindows Vista/Longhorn (loader) root(hd0,0) savedefault makeactive chainloader+1
i am trying to change the boot order on the GRUB menu so that the countdown automatically starts on an older kernel. From what i can see all the solutions on the web want me to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. The problem is that i don't have one. Someone also mentioned that if i don't have a menu.lst file then i should look for the grub.conf file. I don't have on of those either. The closest thing in /boot/grub is grub.cfg but that looks nothing like the descriptions i have heard of /boot/grub/menu.lst file
I am a linux noob and that is the reason I want to boot my windows xp by default. Now kubuntu boots first. I've googled how to do this but the topics of other people with the same 'problem' were old or maybe incorrect. Because the official GRUB Ubuntu wiki says you should not change the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file manually. The first line on the .cfg file is also a warning: Do not edit this file. So it continued looking for a proper way to change the boot order. Then I found something about etc/grub.d and also etc/default/grub. The problem is I don't understand how to change the boot order using this.
I clone an drive with CentOs 5.3 from a drive connected to ATA0 device 0 of an ATA controller to an identical drive connected to the same ATA contoller ATA1 device 0. No matter what I do it boots from ATA1 device 0 and I need to be able to control which one it is booted from. When I have puppy linux on one drive and CentOs on the other drive I can control the boot thru the system BIOS either way no matter if puppy is in ATA 0 or 1. So its not a BIOS issue. It appears (to me) to be a grub configuration issue. Since the 2 drives are clones they both have VolGroup00. I think grub loads from the last VolGroup00 found.
Here is my grub.conf file: # grub.conf generated by anaconda # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg. # root (hd0,0) # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 # initrd /initrd-version.img # boot=/dev/hde default=0 timeout=5 splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz hiddenmenu title CentOS (2.6.18-128.el5) root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-128.el5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 initrd /initrd-2.6.18-128.el5.img
Here is the Device.map: # this device map was generated by anaconda (hd0) /dev/hde
Is there some workaround by changing grub settings other than rewiring the hard disks or changing in bios.. 1. my bios is getting reset (low battery) 2. my hard disks are sata and ide, so the ide one is loaded as hd1 by default, cudn't find any way to change that..
I have been trying to edit grub to make windows vista the default but whne i got to the menu.lst it is blank. I use this from the official guide gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst and it still comes up blank as well as sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
My boot order has automatically changed, before I was booting Windows XP/ Vista as the default OS, now all of the sudden Fedora has become the default OS. So plz help me change the boot order. These are my grub settings at the moment.
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
It is needed because of my portable audio player does not order entries and just leaves it as in FAT directory.
Current way of handling this is only moving files around and re-creating directories and placing files there in correct order (keeping in mind where are "holes" in directory list that will be filled by new file in placed to that directory).
What is the more proper way of doing it? (Apart from re-creating all directories each time or using hex editor on disk).
i downloaded backtrack 4 (final) and booted the iso onto a flash drive using unetbootin. i then changed the boot order so the flash drive was first. after i did that i got into backtrack 4 did the install.sh and now i cant boot windows 7. even after changing the boot order to default, i turn my computer on and get a message that says:
Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 184.108.40.206 Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 220.127.116.11 (recovery mode) Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ Other operating systems : Memory Test (on /dev/sda1) Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 18.104.22.168 (on dev/sda1) Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 22.214.171.124 (recover mode) (on dev/sda1) Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+ (on dev/sda1) [Code]....
i can only boot backtrack 4 OS, i really want to know what can i do to be able to boot my windows 7 home premium os.
my Setup is Fedora 14 x64 + radeon hd 4830 i've downloaded .run package from ati site with latest driver for x64 systems. installed it, but didn't edited grub.conf becouse i didn't understood anything there (probably didn't spent enough time to get things understand) Now i've lost possibility to enter my Fedora system. during boot it lost it's modern blue boot screen (with filling drop), it was replaced by standard old boot screen with triple-color stripe. after this boot screen monitor start blinking going on and off. and on last step i'm getting "Fedora 14 boot bla bla bla something" on screen. nothing works except Ctrl+Alt+Delete. system reboots showing successful daemons shutting sequence. How can i edit grub menu from initial grub screen is it possible to it's own 'e' option or 'c' from grub command line?
I am trying to change the default gnu grub boot order to first go to windows 7. I entered gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst and it opened up the file but the file was blank.It didn't show me the 5 or 6 possible choices.
I currently have both Ubuntu 9.10 and Vista installed, and would like the Grub to boot to Windows as default selection. Unfortunately, I did not remember which OS I installed in the first place, and even could not find the menu.lst either.
I would like to be able to edit which OS is set as default on the first selection menu. I installed Ubuntu via windows xp. and have Grub 2 installed. When I start my computer, first I see is the BIOS, then I have a menu which allows me to select either windows xp or Ubuntu (windows xp is the default which I'd like to change to Ubuntu). Once I select Ubuntu, then I get the menu allowing me to select between the different upgrade versions.
From all the pages I read through on editing grub2 defaults, they only refer to the second menu that I get to pick between the upgrade versions or kernels (I think they are referred to). What I'd like to do is set Ubuntu as the defualt on the first menu screen, as Ubuntu is my preferred OS and it can load automatically, then I don't care what the default upgrade version is loaded (this i have understood how to edit).