boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

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nichos
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boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

Postby nichos » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:07 pm

Within XP I used "...Windows installer-ubuntu..." which gives Wubi to install Ubuntu 11.04, ie dual booting as described in 1st post.

Now that I managed, with your help ofcource, to use F.Fox, write letters, print wirelessly, network, use yutube & manage fotos in Linux (except for FSX I boot XP) I would like Linux priority in the 1st menu.

On booting I get the 1st menu below, XP? or Ubuntu?,
If I do nothing boots into XP, if I select Ubuntu I get the 2nd menu.

What shall I transpose so that I get in the 1st menu Ubuntu priority?.

1st)

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"

2nd)

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
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Re: boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

Postby mgh » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:08 pm

I have used startup manager. Open it up when in Mint, set which one you want to boot 1st.

I have very little experience, but it has worked for me.

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Re: boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

Postby Pierre » Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:54 am

Change the line:-
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
to this:-
default=C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu
& save && then reboot.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!

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Re: boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

Postby karliet » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Well in windows i know how to change that the easy way:

first you need to open run then type msconfig like so
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then when the menu opens it should look somthing like this
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then open the tab titled Boot:
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then after that select the ubuntu/mint OS and set it as default that should be the easiest way

(lol my pos computer i love you so. you let me run virus's on you and make me laugh at how badly you die)
also press apply... i have spoken to so many people over the phone who didn't know to press that and had to redo it 5-6 times lol
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Re: boot directly into 11.04 instead of XP ..... again

Postby karliet » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:54 pm

Hope it helps <3
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