Tod Merley todbot88 at
Mon Sep 4 04:17:57 UTC 2006

On 9/3/06, James Elliott <James.Elliott at> wrote:
> After installing Ubuntu on my PC I get the GRUB boot manager which allows me
> to choose between Ubuntu and Windows XP.
> For the time being I still need Windows for my work.  Ubuntu is the default
> in GRUB so I need to select Windows when booting up to do work related
> computing.  However, If I am distracted by anything, the computer default
> boots into Ubuntu and then I have to shut down Ubuntu and start all over
> again.  This happens a bit too often and is a little frustrating.
> I have looked on the Internet (Google) which says to edit
> /grub/boot/menu.lst but I cannot find a way to do that - in fact, I can't
> find the file?
> I would be obliged if someone could help me modify Grub.
> Many thanks,  James
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Hi  James Elliott!

Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst such that the windows option is first.
Increase your timeout.



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