Ubuntu :: Edit Grub To Make Windows Vista The Default?

Feb 18, 2010

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

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Ubuntu :: Make Windows XP The First And Default Option On Grub 2?

Feb 7, 2010

I was wondering how I can make Windows XP the first and default option on my Grub 2. I use Ubuntu 9.10 through a semi-dedicated partition on my second hard drive, if that helps. I use Grub 2 just cause I have a grub.cfg file, and here it is.

# It is automatically generated by /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig using templates


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Mar 4, 2011

I am dual booting Windows and Ubuntu 10.10. I installed StartUp-Manager so that I could easily make Windows my default OS upon Startup.I did a sudo apt-get update / sudo apt-get upgrade and now I have a new kernel. This moved Windows down in the list, so now MemTest86 is the default OS upon Startup.I want to make Windows the default always, not just until the next Kernel upgrade comes through.

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Debian :: How To Make Windows-loader Default And Hide Grub If Possible

Mar 11, 2015

Background: I am dual booting Debian and Window 7. Wanted to make windows-loader default and hide grub if possible. Google search took me here: [URL].... (third answer, about editing grub)

Make Windows (ANY variant) the default Grub2 menu option.
Description: This sets Windows as the default boot option, and (with NO user action) the PC will auto-launch Windows on startup.

A. sudo update-grub #List your current menu items
B. Edit setup file
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
GRUB_DEFAULT=”Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda1″ #Set the boot default to your Windows boot partition
[WARNING: Just setting 'GRUB_DEFAULT=n', will NOT work after kernel updates, etc.
Save the file and close.]
sudo update-grub

Question: I must have done something wrong, for update-grub (as root) now gives this: "/usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 6: /etc/default/grub: 2: not found"

What should I do now to make grub as it was in the beginning?

[By the way, it's been very difficult to get Debian related pages...]

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Aug 31, 2010

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 dual-booted on my machine. grub was aautomaticlu installed as the primary loader. Soon i want to nuke my ubuntu partition but i know that will delete grub. Can i remove grub or at least make Windows boot loader default.

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Mar 31, 2010

I installed Windows XP Pro and RedHat Linux Enterprise 5 on my PC for my purpose. The PC is used by other family members too and they need only Windows OS for browsing. It is becoming problem for them to reboot after the PC enters into Linux by default. I am still learning Linux and I want to edit the /boot/grub.conf file to make Windows as default OS to boot. The following is the content of my grub.conf file (FYI):



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Oct 22, 2010

I've been using 10.04 for a few months without any problems, but today, I tried to boot into Ubuntu and just got a black screen. I tried the tutorial on this site, and it worked.

I have to do this after every reboot unless I edit the /etc/default/grub file (the second part of the tutorial). I'm not sure how to go about doing this since the article is very vague.

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May 25, 2010

I'm extreemly new to Ubuntu and installed 10.04 onto a partition this morning. When I boot up my PC a menu called GRUB comes up and the list of OS's has ubuntu 1st. If I dont change my selection to vista it automatically boots into ubuntu. How can I change the order or default booting OS? I have seen other people talk about it but I'm not sure if it's up to date.

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May 2, 2011

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.

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Oct 30, 2010

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.

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Jul 20, 2011

[URL] my labtop can't adjust brightness by fn key. i updated bios to lastest version but i can't config grub becouse in fedora don't use grub2.

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Dec 20, 2010

I've been using Linux for over a decade, so no need to worry about the obvious. I'm positive that I have my partitions/install correct. What has me baffled is that Fedora 14, which uses GRUB 0.97 (GRUB legacy) - boots Windows flawlessly every single time on the same hardware, but Ubuntu's (or the upstream Debian's) GRUB legacy do not - even though they are based on the same upstream code from the GNU Savannah servers.

No matter what I've tried I cannot get the Debian or Ubuntu version of GRUB/GRUB-legacy to boot any recent Windows 64 beyond XP (Vista or 7). All that it does is resets the computer when Windows attempts to boot, without an error. GRUB is notoriously difficult to compile, so before I try to compile code from RedHat's archives - any thoughts,experiences, similar issues - whatever?

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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.

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May 7, 2010

I had 9.10 installed and I did an upgrade to 10.04. However I cannot see anymore my Windows Vista partition with grub.. I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite p305.This is my boot script output:

Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010

============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================

=> Grub 2 is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda and looks on the same drive in [code].......

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Sep 14, 2010

I just installed Debian on the unused part of my HDD. It did not pick up the other OS I have on this PC, but the installer said I could later edit GRUB to make the other OS boot again. I have looked around and done some searches with no luck.

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Feb 15, 2011

I need to add rootdelay=130 to my grub menu every time I boot up. how to edting (which) appropriate file to make a permanent change?

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Mar 3, 2010

In trying to fix Windows suddenly not booting, I have arrived at the point where it does not even appear in Grub, and I cannot even begin to start it.

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Jun 8, 2011

I have to test Ubuntu 11.04 across multiple systems in my company and enable dual booting with Windows Vista PE x86. On selecting the Windows GRUB entry, the Grub menu just loads again without loading Vista and thus enters into an infinite loop.

Fdisk -l gives me:


When I did a update-grub, the output shows that it detected and added a Windows Vista OS. Also, I went ahead and added "MyWindows" as an option as well which has (worked for all other versions)


Selecting either of the GRUB Windows entries just loads GRUB menu again. I'm very confused and this deployment is critical for my company.

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Jun 29, 2010

I just did a fresh install of Lucid Lynx 10.4, but now whenever I boot up, at the boot loader, Windows 7 is no longer on the list. I want to now how to properly edit grub.cfg in /boot/grub so that I can boot into Windows 7 from the boot loader. The Windows partition is found in /dev/sda2. The folder name is 2EB2621EB261EB33. If anyone could tell me how write the entry in grub.cfg for Windows 7 to boot that would be awesome!

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Apr 25, 2011

I have a dual boot system. a 200gb hd with ubuntu 10.10 and windows pro on 100gb hd. the problem im having is the 'black screen' error.

When i boot ubuntu, it boot fine but it shuts off my screen cause its not supporting my video hardware which is a geforce 6100 or something.

I know the fix is to change grub to support older video architecture. Something like changing line 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="QUEIT SPLASH NORNODESET"'

But how do i change the grub when the screens off? i can't, right. Is there a way i can change the boot parameters of ubuntu from my windows boot or maybe from the ubuntu virtual desktop?

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Oct 21, 2010

I installed Ubuntu onto a separate partition I have. Now however when i boot up, Grub (v1.98 ) gives m 5 options.

Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery)
Memory Test (memtest86+)
Memory Test (memtest86+, serial console)
Windows Recovery Environment (loader)
With no Vista option.

When I run the recovery environment however, it runs just my regular vista boot would have. Is this just a name issue? Ideally I would like to have my Vista option back.

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Jan 21, 2010

I want to make XP default and get that count down thing so while the countdown I can switch to ubuntu.

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Aug 16, 2011

I had Windows Vista installed on my computer and created a partition to install Fedora 15. I chose the option to install fedora on any free space, so it should have installed on the empty partition. When I boot up, there are two boot options. Fedora and Other. When I select other, it gives an error:BOOTMGR not found.Is there a way to add Windows Vista to the Grub Bootloader by editing the grub menu. I don't know if it will help, but here is what I get when I run fdisk in the terminal:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes


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Jul 2, 2011

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Jul 31, 2010

just installed opensuse 11.3 with kde when my last time working with linux was in 2006.

Now I installed from the Live-CD and everything went fine, only problem came after the installation when I noticed GRUB didn't find windows at all.

Now I did fdisk -l and here's the result:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
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Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


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Sep 1, 2010

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Mar 16, 2011

my issue is that i want to boot from windows boot loader neither than booting form grub loader...

I have installated windows and then installated red hat...I am able to login to windows and red hat without any issue but my prob is to load red hat and windows from windows boot loader...

Can u guys tell me where to edit and configure the files.

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Dec 31, 2010

I have just installed Linux on a partition of my hard drive. Computer boots up and gives me the grub boot screen where I can choose from: ubuntu, some memory tests and windows recovery environment (loader). But no Windows Vista. When I boot the windows recovery option the windows boot loading screen comes up but then the screen turns blank but the hard drive is still working and the wifi light also comes on my keyboard. Ubuntu is working completely fine I just need to find a way of getting Grub to display Vista instead of the Recovery environment.
Here is my Boot Info Script: .....

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Jul 6, 2010

How do I change the default OS on grub, and adding more time to make my choice?

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Aug 21, 2011

i have Ubuntu 11.04 and windows xp as a duel boot in office desktop. i want to make windows xp as default OS. i tried sudo gedit /etc/default/grub but this dint work coz after setting defult OS as 3 still its going back to ubuntu 11.04 (i guess this thing works only for ubuntu 10.10) ...

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