[SOLVED]Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

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[SOLVED]Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby split on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:49 am

Currently when the boot screen comes, win 7 is selected by default and i have to scroll down & select mint. i want it to be reversed such that mint is selected by default rather than win 7.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby jungle_boy on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:52 am

To change it you need edit grub files (in /boot/grub/grub.cfg; /etc/default/grub), it is little hard, but Daniel Ritcher make the hard work and release Grub-Customizer , the easy way to customize grub.

To install it:

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        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
        sudo apt-get update
        sudo apt-get install grub-customizer



Open grub customizer, look at the first tab (entries) you will be all the OS installed, Linuxmint, recovery, memtest, windows,

If you want you can delete recovery, memtest entries keeping only LM and windows entries.

Open second tab, there you will can change default option.

Explore the othwers tabs; you can put a backgropund on window boot, etc

Save.

Close.

Reboot.

Done.
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby split on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:49 pm

Thanks but i'm not able to find grub-customizer.
i copy pasted the code u gave in terminal and after installation its final output was this:
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gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vxpub/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vxpub/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 3F055C03 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp9vxpub/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 3F055C03: public key "Launchpad PPA for Daniel Richter" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

Now where do i find grub-customizer?
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:00 pm

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 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install grub-customizer


You can copy/paste one by one the code lines, after Enter key and wait.

After of all you find Grub-Customizer in system options
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby split on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:31 pm

in the last step its giving me an error:
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Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu/ quantal/main grub-customizer i386 3.0.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1q
  404  Not Found
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu/pool/main/g/grub-customizer/grub-customizer_3.0.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1q_i386.deb  404  Not Found
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:06 pm

1- Boot PC, count how many entries have. the first up is 0(zero); the second is 1; the third is 2, etc, see what number entries is windows, for example for me:

- Linuxmint nadia------>0 entries
-Memtest----------------->1entries
-Recovery--------------->3
-Windows--------------->4


2- With mouse go to: File system>etc>default

You will see grub file

3- Right click on grub file, open as Administrator

4- In GRUB_DEFAULT=0; change to GRUB_DEFAULT=windows_number_entries, for me, 4

5- Save

6- In terminal: sudo update-grub

7- Reboot.
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Re: Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby split on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:55 am

thanks a lot. i realised the grub customizer is only for the grub screen. actually what happens is, first the windows boot screen comes where i have to select between win & mint. this was where win was default. changed it thru windows system advanced settings, & now mint is the default selection in win boot sequence. still thanks alot for u'r time.
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Re: [SOLVED]Dual boot win 7 & mint 14

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:30 am

OK ! :D
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