Boot configuration

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rwa
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Boot configuration

Postby rwa » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:52 am

I recently installed Linux Mint (cassandra) on my laptop, that already had win xp installed. However, I would like to keep win xp as the default OS, but at the moment linux is set as default, where I got the option to pick win xp. Is there a way to change it so that win xp is the default choise in the boot menu?

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Postby Boo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:10 am

You have to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

open a terminal and run the commnad:
sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

you have to change the line "default 0"
this means it is using the first "title" it comes to.
so go down to the first line that starts with title (no # at the start).
now starting at 0 count each line starting with title till you get to the one saying windows, this should be the last one.

for me it is number 6 (4 kernels, memtest, other, windows)
so i change my line to

default 6

save and close
now at boot windows will be the default.

:D
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Now where was i going? Oh yes, crazy!

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Postby rwa » Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:39 am

great, thank you :wink:


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