Altering Boot Loader for dual boot

Tom coffindvm at
Tue Mar 4 13:31:04 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 08:53:22AM +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 01:30 -0600, Willis Taylor wrote:
> > th1bill at workgroup:~$ sudo edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
> > [sudo] password for th1bill:
> > Sorry, try again.
> Two issues here: 
> First of all, Steve meant "edit" in the general way, not as an
> application name. As the actual command line I would suggest
> gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
> (using sudo can lead to problems with graphical applications, and gksudo
> avoids this. "gedit" is the default Ubuntu/Gnome text editor with.
> And second, I don't know why sudo didn't accept your password. Is
> capslock on? Did you (correctly) use your normal user password?

Why not just change the default number thats just below the first few lines in 
/boot/grub/menu.lst.  I think with mine it would be change from 0 to 3 to boot 
windows as default. After he has invoked gedit as you suggest.


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