General :: How To Easily Change Grub OS Boot Order

Feb 3, 2010

I've seen many, many different solutions for how to change the GRUB boot order. Search no more. This is by far the easiest, safest way to do that.

Open your terminal and type in the following:
sudo apt-get install startupmanager

When that is done go to your control panel and you'll have a new icon that says Startup Manager. Every thing you'll need work with your GRUB menu.

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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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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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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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Ubuntu :: Change GRUB Boot Order: No /boot/grub/menu.lst File

Nov 29, 2010

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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 :: Changing Boot Order With Grub

Feb 21, 2011

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.

# 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.

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)

# 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
## 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 ##

titleBackTrack 4 R2, kernel
kernel/boot/vmlinuz- root=UUID=18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8 ro quiet splash

titleBackTrack 4 R2, kernel (recovery mode)
kernel/boot/vmlinuz- root=UUID=18250e14-e47e-4bf9-a927-6456120575f8 ro single

titleBackTrack 4 R2, memtest86+
# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
titleOther operating systems:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
titleWindows Vista/Longhorn (loader)

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Feb 11, 2011

I have a dual-boot setup in which Ubuntu 10 LTS is the default choice on the menu, followed by 2 or 3 alternate choices and finally Win 7. I would like to know how to change that order, making Win 7 the default. Solutions I've looked at mention editing menu.lst in the /boot/grub directory, but this file does not exist anywhere as far as I can tell. There is a /boot/grub/grub.cfg but it's unclear how that alters the menu sequence.

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General :: CentOs 5.3 - Grub Configuration For Boot Order

Feb 11, 2010

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
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
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0) /dev/hde

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It's quite easy to change the default boot entry through etc/default/grub. However, this only allows for the first entry to be changed. I want to be able to move all the entries in any order I like. What is the best/easiest way to do this?

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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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Is there some workaround by changing grub settings other than rewiring the hard disks or changing in bios..
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Aug 13, 2010

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.

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I have a dual boot system w7 and ubunutu. When i had version 10.10 (i think) everything was working fine, the grub would select w7 as boot preference. I have, however just updated to 11.04 and i cant get the grub to change its order. I have tried using startupmanager and selecting the second to last one, as per tips and i have also tried all the options. I have also tried editing the grub file, i think its /etc/default/grub. i have also tried grub-customizer but again, this doesnt work.

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May 6, 2010

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Jan 6, 2010

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