Grub 2 information

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Thu Apr 1 21:29:14 UTC 2010

On 04/01/2010 03:08 PM, J wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 17:04, Karl Larsen<klarsen1 at>  wrote:
>>          Hi gang, I am having zero luck telling what number my Windows
>> is called. Based on the fact that the zero thing is my 10.04 partition
>> which is /dev/sda13, and my windows is at /dev/sda1 there are 13 numbers
>> between them. Is this where the "number" comes from? I don't think so.
> Karl,
> As I said before, though not quite as clearly, boot the computer.
> Look at the boot menu.  The first item listed is item 0.  The next
> item listed is 1.  The third item listed is 2 and so on and so on.
> Count the items until you reach the option to boot windows.
> THAT's the number you need to set the grub default to.
> 	Excellent! I did that and it is confusing because my lucid has 6 kernel listings, but I found my version 8.04 at item 3. I will try and set up for automatic boot of item 3 and report how well it works. Also I am writing an example paper just to see how hard it is.

73 Karl

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