Ubuntu :: Configure Boot So That The Computer Boots Straight Into Windows Xp

Dec 5, 2010

How do I configure boot so that the computer boots straight into windows xp, unless I press a key during boot?

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Installation :: Get Rid Of Boot Menu Completely So Computer Boots Straight Into Ubuntu?

May 10, 2010

I installed Ubuntu over my windows partition but kept the other NTFS partitions that I use for storage. For some reason GRUB shows up with the option to boot into XP (which isn't there). How do I get rid of the boot menu completely so my computer boots straight into Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Installation :: PC Boots Straight To Windows After 11.04 Install

May 8, 2011

I am fairly inexperienced with Linux. I'm good with windows and PCs in general. I've been wanting to setup a Linux environment for teaching myself some programming so I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 to install on my main Windows desktop.

I have two internal HDDs and an external HDD. Each of the internals is 160GB and the external is 1TB. I have Windows on the drive in SATA0. I split the drive in SATA1 into 3 partitions. I Windows Disk Management to shrink the NTFS partition to 100GB for storage. I used gParted to create a 2GB swap partition the rest is a ext4 partition So sda1 is NTFS, sdb1 is swap, sdb2 is ext4, and sdb3 is NTFS, and sdc1 is NTFS

I mounted sdb2 as root and installed Ubuntu there. I chose the manual option for the installation as the install alongside Windows option only showed my external HDD (sdc). I wasn't sure where to place the boot loader so I tried to overwrite the Windows boot loader on sda but that failed with an error about no file system available or compatible. I figured Grub2 doesn't work on NTFS......

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Boot To 11.04, It Boots Straight To Win7?

May 16, 2011

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit alongside Windows 7 home premium on ASUS A52J, corei5, ATI HD6370m.The problem is - I Can't Boot to it!!!! the machine boots straight away to win7. I don't understand it... the installation went extremely smooth and fast

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installed, But Still Boots Straight To XP?

Jan 11, 2010

I've searched and haven't found a solution for this one yet, but here goes. I took a 160GB hard drive and split it into 4 partitions, 1 for Windows XP, 1 for Ubuntu, 1 for swap and 1 for future use (possible Hackintosh installation??).I installed Windows XP first, downloaded all my updates, etc. Then, I installed Ubuntu 9.04 and selected the Ubuntu partition. After installing it, when I reboot the machine, it just boots straight into Windows XP, and it doesn't give me the option to choose which installation I want to use.I wanted GRUB; I know the installation is there because when I boot with the LiveCD, it shows up

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Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Get Grub To Boot Straight Into Either Of The Windows Versions?

Jan 24, 2010

I've recently reinstalled all the os's on my computer, just now I'm going with ubuntu (general use) win xp (for flash, it doesnt play nice with 7 for some reason) and win 7 (for games). Everything is fine, but I can't get grub to boot me straight into either of the windows versions: Each option makes brings me to the windows bootloader, where I can choose between "Windows 7" and "Older version of windows". I want to go directly from grub to xp/7, without that extra menu. How do I get rid of it?

Using ubuntu 9.10. I snooped around and found a script to run that should give some helpful information:


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Fedora Installation :: 15 Does Not Boot After Install Goes Straight To Windows

May 27, 2011

I have a multi-drive system:

C: RAID 10 (WD 500 GB x4)
D: Data Drive (WD 1.5 TB)
E: Back-up ( Seagate 3 TB)

I shrunk the 3TB drive (E: ) to give me a free unallocated 60GB. Boot to F15 live DVD and did a custom install of the partition.Using the 60GB unallocated partition, use 500 MB /boot, 2GB /swap, and the remaining for /root and chose Fedora bootloader The installation completed successfully but after reboot it just goes straight to Windows 7-64. I have a AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3Ghz with 8 GB DDR3 memory. RAID controller is a HighPoint RocketRAID 4320 PCI-Express and the other drives are connected to HighPoint RocketHybrid 1220 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III controller. Only the DVD-ROM and Blue-Ray drives are plugged into the mobo's nVidai SATA controller.

I'm not sure if its the drive configuration is causing the problem or Grub was not written to the MBR but apparently it wont let me boot to F15. I'm also running 4 monitors with 2 x Radeon XFX HD-697A-CNDC HD 6970 but only one video card (2 monitors) are working. During boot to the live DVD I notice that it switches from each pair of monitors but not all 4 and only after the login screen that only my 2 monitors are working. I tried the monitor detect and it only see 2 monitors.

Ps. I just love F15 Gnome3. I'm moving from Ubuntu 11.04 Natty.

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Fedora Installation :: Fresh Install Dualboot System / Boots Straight To Xp

Mar 4, 2010

after fresh f12 install says reboot & i do... no boot menu, boots xp. there's probably a solution, but i don't know it. someone know how to get around this?

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Fedora :: Cold Boots Often Take Up To 10 Attempts Before The Computer Successfully Boots?

Oct 29, 2010

my desktop pc is acting very strange. cold boots often take up to 10 attempts before the computer successfully boots. after the 1st successful boot, i can expect 1-3 "glitches". here's what happens:

the first few cold boots fail at various points during the boot process. there appears to be no pattern to it. when it happens, the machine is completely locked up. it responds to nothing, except holding in the power switch for 5 seconds. i'll go through this procedure several times.

finally, it will boot all the way to a desktop. from there, once i log it, i can expect it to lock up completely, usually once or twice. and then, finally, the screen will go blank and it will suddenly be back at the login screen.

usually, once i log in that last time, it's at least usable, although hardly stable. watching flash video seems to cause a complete lockup, with the sound looping. it doesn't matter where the content is coming from (videos or similar) nor does it matter which browser i'm using (firefox or chrome). i've stopped visiting videos-type sites in the meantime.

this installation has always been a tad bit screwy. 99% of the time, firefox fails to shut down properly, resulting in a message letting me know that a crash was detected. earlier today, i was alerted to 3 kernel crashes simultaneously.

right now, i'm using the pc, as normal. the random nature of the problems would lead me to believe it was hardware-related, specifically something like memory (ram). however, i installed memtest86+ and ran it. i walked away for 4+ hours. came back, it was running, no errors were found. i stopped the test and booted, trouble-free.

the pc seems to be stable enough for a backup, but this does have me concerned...obviously. i'm debating wiping the drive clean and installing f13, just as a test. if it's screwy as well, it would have to be hardware-related, wouldn't you think??

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Ubuntu :: Computer Goes Straight To Home?

Mar 6, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, Every time i click on Computer it goes to home?, If i type computer in the address bar it still takes me to home, What Gives?

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Ubuntu :: Computer Going Straight To Grub Rescue Prompt On Restart

Jun 23, 2010

I tried to install Ubuntu as a dual-boot on my Windows XP machine, using the USB stick trial OS and automatic installation. My screw-up came when I left my external USB hard drive plugged in during the install, and as far as I can tell, Ubuntu was installed on that as opposed to my internal HD. Now when I try to boot, I get knocked straight to the grub rescue prompt with an error message that basically shows my "no such device (my external's ID)" -- assuming that the MBR (which I know nothing about editing) is trying to boot off the external that isn't actually enabled until an OS starts it up, and dumping me at the rescue prompt when it can't find it.

I can still load up the trial Ubuntu off the original USB stick (though can't get online with it without wireless drivers), but that's as functional as the computer gets right now. And I don't have a Windows Setup CD anywhere (using a rooommate's Mac at the moment with a terrible European keyboard on it). So is there any way to edit the MBR or something to tell it to boot my regular XP off my internal HD, at which point I can re-partrition and try this whole thing again, or otherwise remove the failed install of Ubuntu through the trial-stick or... well, I'll leave the suggestions up to you all. I've been working on this since about 4am last night and my brain is kind of fried.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Grub Doesn't Boot But It Boots Windows 7?

Apr 10, 2011

got myself a new pc, windows 7 installed.. i just got done installing ubuntu10.10. it said to finnish, i had to reboot.. ok, no problem.. i reboot, loading says uuid is not valid.. but, it loads 7 fine.. they are on the same drive, but different partitions. i only got a wireless usb keyboard and when it goes to the shell, it doesnt seen to recognize it.

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Ubuntu :: Automatically Boots Up Into Windows 7 - Can't Load / Boot Back

Jul 5, 2011

First, let me start off by saying that for the past 5-6 months I've been using Linux stand-alone without Windows at all. Recently though, I got netflix and found that there is no support for Linux distros. So, begrudgingly, I installed a small Windows Partition on my computer. So here's the problem: I can't boot back into Ubuntu. Whenever I turn on my computer, it automatically boots up into Windows 7. I know my Ubuntu partition is still there, because when I boot from my live disc I can see it. Is there a way I can fix this using Windows and/or a live disc?

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General :: System Doesn't Boot With Windows Instead It Boots With GRUB

Jan 30, 2011

I have windows7 installed in my laptop. I tried installing Redhat linux in it, and I was successful. But then I logged in with windows7 and deleted the partition in which I had installed redhat through computer management. Now my system doesnt boot with windows instead it boots with GRUB. Also to inform that the deleted linux partition I merged with Windows.

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Networking :: Configure Rdesktop To Connect To A Windows (XP/2003) Computer?

Mar 22, 2009

how to configure rdesktop to connect to a Windows (XP/2003) computer, but going through a Terminal Services Gateway or connecting to a Terminal Services Server through TLS/SSL? The command line options or any on-line documentation I was able to find, omits this entirely. Using the Windows Remote Desktop Client (RDP6) you can configure Terminal Services Gateway connections from the Advanced Tab. I suspect that rdesktop, gnome-rdp, tsclient et el can't do this yet as they support up to RDP5. Currently I am using a WinXP VM to accomplish this, but would like to do this natively on my Linux box.

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Ubuntu :: Install - BOOT Into Windows On A Dual Boot Computer - Damn Wireless Router To Recognize?

Jan 6, 2011

it started with rooting my Motorola Droid. I got quite interested in the whole rooting/linux "world". The only problem is, my hands move A LOT faster than my brain does. I'm an "educated novice" at best when it comes to all of this and still learning slowly, but surely. I followed an online tutorial and before I realized quite what i'd done, I had dual installed Ubuntu linux 10.10 on my laptop. ISO'd this, partitioned that and realized....i'm in way over my head. Then I started researching how to just go back in time and get my "safe" windows vista back until I'm ready to make the switch to linux and just ended up getting more confused.

How do I actually BOOT into Windows on a dual boot computer that I apparently just created? How, if need be, do I undo everything I just did in the past few hours and careless tinkering? If I decide to stay with Linux, how do I get my damn wireless router to recognize?

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Ubuntu :: Boot Straight To Desktop?

May 27, 2010

Is there a way to make Ubuntu boot straight to the desktop rather than asking for a login when it first boots up?

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Boot Straight Into Terminal

Jan 19, 2010

I have installed the ubuntu-desktop package on top of ubuntu server 9.1 but now I would like to remove it and boot straight into terminal. I would just like to have a basic server that goes straight into terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Boot Straight Into A Terminal Session?

May 15, 2011

I'm using a low spec machine and want to run it 'headless', so I don't need a GUI and want to conserve resources.How do I boot straight into a terminal session, rather than a GUI?

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Ubuntu :: When Boot Into Linuxmint 8 It Goes Straight To Terminal

Mar 3, 2010

I was gone for like an hour and when i came back it was doing this. The only way I could get on the internet was by running firefox from terminal but that is all that shows up, and none of my history, bookmarks, etc are on it. As soon as i log in, it goes to terminal in a box in the corner of the screen. What can i do to get my computer back?

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Jan 21, 2011

I have a self-extracting Bash installation script. I'd like to burn this to CD on my Windows box, drop that in a Linux box, and run the script straight off the CD drive.

Is there a way to add "+x" Permission on the Windows box when creating the CD?

I've been using the built in "writable folder"/"burn to disc" method, but think I have nero sitting around somewhere.

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Fedora Installation :: Doesn't Work - Goes Straight To The Windows XP Login?

Aug 17, 2011

I burned Fedora onto a disk, but when I turn on the system it just goes straight to the Windows XP login.

I thought it was something wrong with the disk or something like that, but when I pop in the disk on my Dad's laptop, the installation for Fedora runs perfectly.

Also, yes, I checked the order for booting and the CD drive comes before the hard drive.

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Boot Straight Into Server Bypassing Grub

Apr 11, 2010

I was running a ubuntu server on another PC which has no keyboard. only power and lan cable is connected and i was remotely admining it from my desktop PC. When i turned that Server PC on earlier , it goes straight into user login screen of ubuntu server. But right now i see the grub menu list which is expecting the keyboard Enter input. how do i remove that so later on i don't need to plug the keyboard and hit enter to goto server login ?

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Ubuntu :: Cant Boot Windows 7 On Computer

Jan 11, 2011

I can't boot Ubuntu or Window 7 on my computer. Here is what happens when I try to start my computer, this is what I get:P1010028 (COPY).jpg.It then restarts and does the same thing.I tried plugging an ethernet cable into the computer and then my printer. This is what I got: P10

Right now I am using a Live CD. How do I fix this?if I need to add anything.The last thing I did was setup my printer on Ubuntu, restart the computer, boot Windows 7, then later when I tried to reboot, this is what happened.

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Ubuntu :: Computer Boots Into Terminal?

May 2, 2011

I recently upgraded to 11.04, and after messing around with Unity for awhile decided I'd try out Gnome 3.After rebooting to finish the installation, I noticed that the interface had reverted to what my desktop looked like in 10.10, except the color scheme was different. I also got an error message saying my computer's graphics couldn't handle Gnome 3 (I'm on a netbook). Then I went online to look up instructions on how to switch back to Unity (since the option wasn't available on the login screen). After following the first step, which involved entering a command into the terminal, I left the house for awhile.

When I got back, the screen was black with white text (terminal-esque) asking for my username. After typing it in and pressing enter, it asked for my password, and after entering that it became a "terminal". This screen comes up every time I start my computer now, and I have no idea what to do. I could reinstall Ubuntu from a flash drive, but I want to be able to access my files. Is there any way to get around this, or recover my files without taking out the hard drive? As you can probably tell from my post, I'm very new to Ubuntu and Linux, and the mess I'm now in is the result of acting on uneducated impulse.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multi-boot Fail - Sytem Starts Straight To XP

Sep 1, 2010

I'm new to Ubuntu, downloaded the version to run on the same PC as windows XP. Sytem starts straight to XP, never gives the option to start in Ubuntu.

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Fedora :: Delete GRUB And Boot Straight Into Vista?

Mar 29, 2010

I was dual-booting Vista Business and Fedora 12 on the same hard drive. I deleted the Fedora partition and expanded the Vista partition to use this space.

I figured that because GRUB was on the Fedora partition (at least, I thought it was), I'd just be able to load up Vista as usual.

When I turn the computer on, a GRUB command-line comes up, and to be completely honest, I have absolutely no idea what to do at this point. I'd quite like to just get rid of GRUB entirely and boot straight into Vista, but again, I don't know how.

I've tried using a Vista recovery disc to sort out startup problems, but it doesn't do anything because the problem occurs before control is passed over to Vista.

What can I do to fix this problem? Can I get delete GRUB and boot straight into Vista? How?

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Jan 11, 2011

I had Windows XP working. I then put in a new hard disk and installed Redhat 5 on it. rom then i could only boot into Redhat. Further, everyting is very slow. Anothe rproblem is that Redhat does not see my netwrok so I cannot get onto the Internet. I need to have the choice of booting into XP or Redhat.

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Ubuntu :: Computer No Longer Boots Constant Error

Dec 14, 2010

I have tried to keep away from posting this seeing how many have had the same problem but this is getting to the point of me just selling my computer out of shear frustration. Ive got Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04lts. For a while they all ran fine together till my Windows drive gave out and ever since I tried to remove the drive GRUB recovery has been popping up. I even tried to put the drive back in and the computer still wont boot anything. Ive got 4 different live boots and neither one works, Ive tried to boot with my internal dvd drive and a usb one, there is always a Grub error. When I put in the ls command and find my only non"unknown filesystem" it still says "bad filename". I guess where im getting at is grub wont even let me reformat my computer or boot from anything without saying "no such device: 32d98-e0b3-451b-809b-ae6562ccb701"

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Ubuntu Installation :: No More Grub Menu When Computer Boots

May 5, 2011

i installed ubuntu 10.10 to my external HDD and it works. Recently, i reinstalled windows therefore, there is no more grub menu when my computer boots. I tried to reinstall grub to my external HDD but it doesn't work.

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