editing savedefault entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst

r baxter baxrob at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 17:05:24 UTC 2006

On 12/26/06, Noah <admin2 at enabled.com> wrote:
> I changed my 'default'  setting to 'saved' and added 'savedefault'
> command to the 'Microsoft Windows XP Professional' entry.  I figured
> rebooting XP would be loaded by default.  It does not happen.  Any clues
> what I am doing wrong?

not sure if this applies, but i had a similar problem a while back.
after much googling, hand-wringing, and pitching in the dark, i
discovered that having an extra space character at the end of the
'default saved' line caused the default not to be saved.  i just
verified this behavior and submitted a grub bug report (cheers for
reminding me.)  may be worth checking whether this is causing your


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