[ubuntu-uk] Dual booting (Was: Re: Bug Day)

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 21:11:04 BST 2008


2008/7/30 Scrase, Eddie <escrase.uk at wentworthlabs.com>:
>> Ubuntu will be set to be the default. If your dad gets annoyed at
> having
>> to catch the Grub menu every boot in order to run Windows, it's
>> possible to edit grub.conf to make Windows the default - this might
>> help the parent acceptance factor :-)
>
> I've done that, but be warned that when the Ubuntu updates the kernel it
> adds two entries to the Grub menu but doesn't update the default entry
> so you will find yourself booting into a old Ubuntu kernel instead of
> Windows XP... :-(
>

When I did this, I moved the Windows menu entry to the top of the list
(IIRC, I moved it above the AUTO marks in the menu.lst), which means
it isn't affected by kernel updates.

Hwyl,
Neil.



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