changing grub

Knute Johnson knute2009 at
Sat Mar 28 17:04:33 UTC 2009

Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:50:10 -0600
> Gary Kirkpatrick <pegngary at> wrote:
>> My wife wants windows to be the first loading choice when grub comes up
>> (shame on her!).  Is there a way to do that?
> Yep, just edit this file:
> /boot/grub/menu.lst
> for example:
> $sudo gedit/boot/grub/menu.lst
> At the top of the file, there is an option that lets you specify which
> OS loads by default.
> The file is clearly commented, you will find easily.
> Also, you can rearrange/reorder the menu entrie (defined further down
> the file) to actually change in which order they are displayed on the
> screen.
> --
> Vince

The option is the;

default             0

change it to the number of your windows entry.  If you update and add a 
kernel, you will have to do this again.


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