Resolved: Ran updates,now grub messed up.

Edwin McGuire mcguiresmain at
Fri Jun 18 19:57:23 UTC 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "NoOp" <glgxg at>
To: <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: Resolved: Ran updates,now grub messed up.

> On 06/18/2010 07:33 AM, Edwin McGuire wrote:
> ...
>>>  Sorry for leading you astray. just meant that Grub menu loads.
>> .> How do i fix the default OS. It used to default to XP before upgrade.
>> I cant seem to change menu.lst,seems it wont save after i change file.
>>  Thanks again
>> Ed
> Follow the instructions others have provided for grub2 (gksudo gedit
> /etc/default/grub change GRUB_DEFAULT to the value you wish [1]).
> However a GUI might be easier for you. Are you still at the friend's
> w/internet access? If so:
> $ sudo apt-get install startupmanager
> Then System|Administration|Startup-manager
> You can then easily select the default. If you're no longer at the
> friend's place, I can email you the startupmanager .deb file - it's only
> 117kB. However, it depend on:
> #grub-pc
>    GRand Unified Bootloader, version 2 (PC/BIOS version)
> or grub
>    GRand Unified Bootloader
> #dep: menu
>    generates programs menu for all menu-aware applications
> #dep: python
>    An interactive high-level object-oriented language (default version)
> #dep: python-central (>= 0.6.11)
>    register and build utility for Python packages
> #dep: python-glade2 (>= 2.12)
>    GTK+ bindings: Glade support
> #dep: python-gnome2 (>= 2.20)
>    Python bindings for the GNOME desktop environment
> #dep: python-libxml2 (>= 2.6.30)
>    Python bindings for the GNOME XML library
> #dep: yelp
>    Help browser for GNOME 2
> so check to see if you have those already installed (you most likely do
> with the exception of 'menu' & I can send you that as well if need be).
> [1]
> Rather than quoting from the
> <> page, I'll
> just email you a pdf will the entire page so that you can read. Note:
> I'm assuming you're back home & are back to email only access.
> Did have startup manager but after update yesterday  icon was gone on task 
> barin its place was a red circle with hash mark,if you know what i mean.
would love to have Startup Manager back, at least untill im better at CLI, 
im just leaving the house so ill be back in an hour or two ,would appreciate 
your offer.

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