default boot option
lazer1 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Apr 20 23:52:10 UTC 2009
On 20-Apr-09, Preston Kutzner wrote:
>On Apr 20, 2009, at 3:36 PM, lazer1 wrote:
>> when I boot my computer, I am presented with a boot option screen
>> eg various Ubuntu options,
>> a Windows option and a Fedora Core option,
>> how can I change the default option?
>edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file:
>Find the line that starts with 'default' and change the number to
>match the boot definition you want to be the default. The boot
>definitions are near the bottom of the file and each definition starts
>with the word 'title'. The list is 0-based, so your first definition
>is actually '0', so you would use 'default 0'.
emacs says the file is read only!
I tried to log in as supervisor using:
but it says:
then when I give the password I use to login
su: Authentication failure
>Under Ubuntu, once you've changed your menu.lst file, you'll need to
>run a 'sudo update-grub' to make the changes stick.
>> sometimes I want the default to be Ubuntu, sometimes XP and
>> sometimes Fedora
>> the boot option screen here was created by the Ubuntu install.
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