I want to customize the results of grub-update

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 02:39:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM, d~_*b <theunknownandrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 22 Mar 2012 7:55:42 PM Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
>> Using grub-update on 10.04.04 LTS on my Gateway laptop, dual booted
>> with Win 7, I get a really perverse menu.
>> One used to be able to edit those things by hand with legacy GRUB, but
>> I don't know how to do it with GNU GRUB.
>> What's wrong?  The default is the first item in the menu, with is a
>> windows recovery partition that GRUB thinks is Vista.
>> What's wrong with that?
>> 1) I want the default to be Ubuntu
> If you dont wnt to edit the .cfg at location : 'grep -i 'default'
> /boot/grub/grub.cfg' file that update-grub creates after every update then you
> can always edit the grub defaults file. 'grep -i 'default' /etc/default/grub'
> It holds the default values used by update-grub to create the .cfg file
>> 2) I don't want to see the recovery partition in position 1; I'd
>> prefer it at the end.
> To change the order of entries, you can always
> 1. make a backup of the .cfg and then simply cut & paste the code in the order
> you want.
> Else try fiddling with the files in 'ls /etc/grub.d/'
>> Is there a way to do this so it keeps happening?
> However I always say take backups
> But if you prefer GUI then here are some pointers
> http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/43471/how-to-configure-the-linux-grub2-boot-
> menu-the-easy-way/
> http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=139643
> Good Luck

Thanks, this helped a lot.  I'm now much happier with the boot process.

Kevin O'Gorman, PhD

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