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How do I configure my bootloader (GRUB) to run XP by default - I'm trying to stop confusing the hell out of the wife! TIA. -- Martyn...

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    How do I configure my bootloader (GRUB) to run XP by default - I'm trying to
    stop confusing the hell out of the wife! TIA.

    --

    Martyn


    Martyn Guest

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    Martyn wrote: 
    Somewhere on your system, typically /boot/grub, there is a file called grub.conf

    Edit that.

    You'll have a number of boot options within the file, such as

    title InsertNameOfOperatingSystemHere Version X.YZ
    ... various options.

    These are enumerated by grub as entry 0, entry 1, entry 2, etc.

    Before any of the entires, there will be something like:

    default=0
    timeout=10

    Change the default to match the entry that coresponds to Windows XP. (I.e. if
    Windows XP is the second entry, you want default=1 (the first entry is zero))

    Save your edits, and reboot.

    Jim Guest

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    On 2006-07-17, Jim Howes <gisorp.backwards.invalid> wrote: 
    > Somewhere on your system, typically /boot/grub, there is a file called grub.conf[/ref]

    I THINK THE FILE IS: menu.list
     
    Salve Guest

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    I found the relevant doent however I don't have the permissions to edit
    it!

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    Martyn
    "Martyn" <martyn.(dot)net> wrote in message
    news:com... 


    Martyn Guest

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    I've found the doent, just don't have the permissions to edit it!
    Frustration is setting in...

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    Martyn
    "Jim Howes" <gisorp.backwards.invalid> wrote in message
    news:e9fkav$4kr$1$demon.co.uk... 
    > Somewhere on your system, typically /boot/grub, there is a file called
    > grub.conf
    >
    > Edit that.
    >
    > You'll have a number of boot options within the file, such as
    >
    > title InsertNameOfOperatingSystemHere Version X.YZ
    > ... various options.
    >
    > These are enumerated by grub as entry 0, entry 1, entry 2, etc.
    >
    > Before any of the entires, there will be something like:
    >
    > default=0
    > timeout=10
    >
    > Change the default to match the entry that coresponds to Windows XP. (I.e.
    > if
    > Windows XP is the second entry, you want default=1 (the first entry is
    > zero))
    >
    > Save your edits, and reboot.
    >[/ref]


    Martyn Guest

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    Martyn wrote:
     
    Use sudo.

    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst in a console will allow you to edit the file.

    (I think the nano text editor comes as standard with Ubuntu - if not,
    install it first!).

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    David Aldred
    David Guest

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    Martyn wrote: 

    Aha, that'll be the ubuntu 'Thou-shalt-not-use-root' idea.

    Not, I'll admit, one of my favourites.

    Use sudo to get root access; as in sudo vi /boot/grub/grub.conf

    (assuming you use 'vi' as your editor. Don't tell me, they don't provide that
    either...)

    Jim
    Jim Guest

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    Jeez! You people are making me crazy -- top posting and not
    replying/threading into the discussion. Conversation reconstructed [in
    part] by hand for the confused. Posted to alt.os.linux.ubuntu only

    george g. gibbons wrote: 
     [/ref]
     [/ref]
     


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    Mike Easter

    Mike Guest

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