Fedora :: Change The Boot Order In Xp?

Jun 16, 2011

how slow XP was on my laptop, a casual friend (who moved away and I have since lost touch with) installed Fed 11 as a dual boot with XP, Fed 11 first. It has worked great for email and some net surfing. Now the machine is going to my wife, who does not want have to go to the boot menu to get XP. How do I change the order so that XP boots first and you have to go to the menu to get Fed 11? I've tried going through the forums, but since I'm not really a computer person, there are some basics I don't know (for example "open a terminal" - how does one do that?)

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Fedora Installation :: Change The Boot Order To Boot Windows 7 First?

Jun 15, 2011

Dual booting Windows 7 and Fedora 15. What I would like to know is if I can change the boot order to boot Windows 7 first and Fedora 15 as other or second.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Change The Service Load Or Boot Order On My CentOS 5.3 Box?

Jun 2, 2009

I'm running into a strange problem trying to change the service load or boot order on my CentOS 5.3 box.

The service in question is shorewall. When I go to my /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/, I notice that shorewall is listed a S27shorewall. I need it to start much later. So I run a simple command "mv S27shorewall S99shorewall"

I then restart the server. But after the reboot, something has reset it back to S27shorewall.

For those of you who like the background story: I need to change it to S99shorewall, because I need shorewall to start AFTER xend does all its stuff, as xend messes around with the underlying networking of the computer. The xend stuff was at S98 and S99...but I was able to successfully rename them back to S97 and S98, and the rename stuck. I've also renamed other service orders. Those stick. The only one that gets reset is shorewall, always back to S27. I have no clue how to tell what is causing the resetting...

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Command-line BIOS Boot Order Change?

Jul 15, 2009

I'm trying to automate OS installation. I've setup PXE and able to do network installation. For installation, I'm changing the BIOS boot order to boot from network.Once the OS installation is over, I need to manually change the BIOS boot order to boot from hard-disk. Can BIOS boot order be changed using programs/command-line so that i can eliminate human intervention in the installation process by changing back to the original boot order by program/commands?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Cannot Modify Grub Menu File - Need To Change Boot Order

Mar 3, 2009

I recently installed a 64-bit version of centOS 5 alongside a 32-bit version, which I use. Turns out the 64-bit version absolutely will not boot and I'm stuck with it as my default boot option. Since the grub being used resides on the 64-bit half, I cant edit the menu file but I know theres a way to do this without it, through grub itself. I have about 29 render nodes now with this problem, and whenever they need to be rebooted I have to hook a monitor up to each one and hold its hand through the boot process. How to change the grub menu through grub itself, basically just change the default boot option and then have it stay that way?

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Ubuntu :: Edit To Change Boot Order And Various Boot Selections?

Jan 6, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: Change Boot Order ?

May 20, 2011

I have a dual boot linux system with Mint 10 and Ubuntu 11. Currently Mint is the first OS in the boot order. How difficult is it to change that config so that Ubuntu is first (or default) and Mint second ?

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General :: Change Default Boot Order In 10.04?

Jan 13, 2011

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

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can Change Boot Order ?

Apr 7, 2010

I use dual OS, n i have a problem when i want to set boot order. Can i change boot order? or can i make a priority for my OS?

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Ubuntu :: Change Order Of Boot Options?

Jul 5, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 x64 in a three-boot configuration; the first boot choice screen (the one I would like to change) gives the options of booting to Ubuntu, 3 options I don't understand, and booting to Windows 7. Unfortunately, at least for me, Ubuntu is at the top and is the default. [The third choice is Win XP x32 - but it appears on a separate screen]

My question: How can I make the boot to Windows 7 the default choice?

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Ubuntu :: Change Boot Order In Grub?

Jul 13, 2010

I want to change the default boot from Ubuntu to windows xp. What file do I need to edit to make that change? In other distros the file is grub.lst but I can not locate that file name in Ubuntu.

I can find the file /boot/grub/grub.cfg that looks like what I need but has a warning "DO NOT EDIT",

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Ubuntu :: Change Order Of Boot Menu?

Oct 19, 2010

how to change the order of GRUB. I found someone who asked in '06 but I believe the method has changed. I want windows (The bottom on the list) to start without me having to select it.

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Ubuntu :: Change Grub Boot Order?

Mar 18, 2011

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.

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Ubuntu :: Dual Boot With Xp Cannot Change Order?

Aug 18, 2011

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 as a dual boot system. I am given 5 choices with XP choice 5. Unless I highlight it I will boot into Ubuntu. I used the startup manager, and indicated that XP should be the default OS. Nothing changed. I tried the PySDM storage device manager which lists the partitions, but does not allow me to make changes.

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Ubuntu :: Change The 11.04 Boot Order List?

Sep 1, 2011

I've installed ubuntu 11.04 side by side with my xp. However after reboot I found my boot order list is like

Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (recover mode)
Memory test (memtest86+)


As you can see the windows option is way in the bottom, how to make it to be on the second line like below ?

Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)
Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.38-8-generic (recover mode)


how can I remove the other 3 which I thought unnecessary

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General :: Change The Boot Order In Grub?

Aug 4, 2010

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...

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Ubuntu :: Get To The BIOS To Change The Boot Order?

Nov 13, 2009

I want my PC to boot from the CD Drive instead of the hard drive.Can I change the boor order in UBUNTU?[I did a search on BIOS and got 0 hits]

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General :: Can't Change The Boot Partition Order?

Jan 27, 2011

I recently installed Ubuntu on one of my partitoins. Sinec I am new, I formatted that partition to install a different type. Now when I boot my machine, instead of booting to my Windows partitoin, it boots to my blank Linux partition and gives me a Linux prompt.

I can boot from the Ubuntu DVD, by changing it in my BIOS, but I can't change the boot partition order within Linux (that I know of).

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General :: Change The Macintosh Boot Order?

Feb 19, 2010

I'm working with an employer as part of a college internship. I work on anyone's computer that brings it in. Some lady brought in a macintosh. I'm not here to give my opinion on evil, controlling corporations, but I can't figure out how to get the thing to change boot order.

It has an old and unsupported version of OSX, it's "panther" and I can't even install any firefox after 2.0. It has 256mb ram and a 1.8ghz single core so I thought to dual boot it with debian.

-Tried holding "C"
-Tried holding "option key" (alt)
-Tried holding command (windows) + option + shift + delete
-Went into system prefs and chose "startup disk" but it doesn't list the CD drive at all.

The bios, or whatever it is, is completely blank at startup besides an apple logo.

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General :: How To Change Boot Order In Grub

May 12, 2011

I wanna change the boot order, right now Linux starts first, and I wanna configure GRUB to make Windows start first, how can I do this?

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Debian :: Change Order Of GRUB Boot List?

Apr 1, 2010

I tried looking this up. It seems that in Ubuntu, you need to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. I tried that, and the file is not present in Debian "Squeeze". (Just trying it out on a different PC, In case you are confused by my other thread regarding Lenny) So what do I need to do to change the default OS to boot?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Change The Boot Order In Grub?

Jul 31, 2010

I'm trying to change the boot order in grub (menu.lst) but does not working.

My menu.lst:

# Modified by YaST2. Last modification on Qua Jul 28 22:45:21 BRT 2010
# Configure custom boot parameters for updated kernels in /etc/sysconfig/bootloader


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Ubuntu Installation :: How To Change The [Wubi] Boot Order

Apr 13, 2010

I am dual booting win7 and Ubuntu 9.10 with wubi.

-If I don't select ubuntu, it will boot into win7.

I want to change it so I can go into ubuntu after 30SEC so I don't have to always select it.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Dual Boot - Change OS Order?

Sep 18, 2010

I have two questions:

1. I had Win XP, I've installed Ubuntu on another Partition, now Ubuntu starts first, can I change XP to be the first one to load ? And how to do it ?

2. When I have to choose from 2 installed systems on the screen I see, Ubuntu, Testmem and Windows XP, can I rename Windows XP title to something else ? And how to do it ?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change Order Of Boot Menu?

Nov 29, 2010

Using StartupManager (as Quackers had suggested) I do indeed have Windows as my default boot, although it appears at the bottom of the menu. See Dilemma 1 below for that detail.

Dilemma 1:Grub2 has set up the boot menu so that Windows is the last item on the menu. This is because the Menuitem entries for the Ubuntu kernels are generated by script 10_linux, while the Windows Menuitem entry is generated by script 30_os-prober. Of course, in generating /boot/grub/grub.cfg, the 10_linux script is executed before 30_os-prober, dictating the order of their appearance on the menu.

I'd like to see Windows as the top menu item. Under grub, I would edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, pull the Windows menu item out of the "Automagical" section and voila! It stays on top no matter how many times I upgrade the kernel. While I could possibly do the same with /boot/grub/grub.cfg (see thread "how can I change the order of the boot menu?" for the suggestion) we should all know by now that the next time I update the kernel, my changes will all go away, because we are not supposed to edit that file by hand.

Dilemma 2: As I download and install kernel updates, all the old kernels still show up on my boot menu. My concern is that eventually the sheer number of Linux kernels will render the boot menu unreadable. This is especially of concern if I cannot get Windows to the top of the boot menu. Under grub, I used to edit the menu.lst and comment out the listing of any kernels more than 2 versions old. Now, how do I arrange this omission? A manual edit of 10_linux will be acceptable, provided it still displays the 2 or 3 most recent Linux kernels and their corresponding memtests.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 - Change The Boot Order In The New Grub

Jun 18, 2011

Just installed 11.04 and do not know how to change the boot order in the new grub.

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Ubuntu :: Change Boot Order On Sony Vaio?

Aug 5, 2011

After testing out Ubuntu on a live CD I decided that I would install it on an external hard drive. After installing it on the external hard drive I rebooted the system but it booted into windows instead of Ubuntu. I would really like to know how to change the boot order on my Sony Vaio laptop. I tried f1 and f2 but I see no option for anything along the lines of boot order.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Change GRUB Boot Order ?

Aug 15, 2011

I have ubuntu 11.04 and windows vista installed on my pc. I have already set windows vista as my default os, but I'd like to put it at the top of the boot menu (currently it's in 4th).

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Hardware :: Change The Boot Order Of Hard Drives?

Aug 20, 2010

is it possible to change the boot order of hard drives? I`ve got two 250gb sata hard drives on my pc and i can`t figure how to change the boot order without physically switching the data cables inside the case.I`ve been into the bios and it won`t let me switch the order there.
In one of harddrive I've installed UBUNTU 8.0.4 and other having UBUNTU 10.4. I am assuming I need to change grub/menu.lst file, but I am not sure exact syntex.

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General :: Any Proper Way To Change Grub Boot Order

Feb 13, 2010

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.

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