save doesnt change boot order

Asked by Bob on 2013-03-15

i want to promote two windows entries before ubuntu

used up arrows on each

placed before Ubuntu entry but after two others
("script" or future entry placeholders? no manual, nothing explains these)

no joy after reboot, Ubuntu still leads list

I want the two windows on top and one (Windows 7 [really just restarts Windows 8] the default

also can anyone explain the difference between "save" and "save to MBR"?
(I know what MBR is, I "thought" my grub was not there but since after hosing my grub
with windows disk manager and fixing with ubuntu Secure remix->OS repair
i dont know where my grub is anymore.

Unless its now in the MBR and I am required to save to MBR?
(btw grub-customizer should id for the user where the grubs are, shouldnt it?)

Thanks.

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2013-03-17
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2013-03-15

> no joy after reboot, Ubuntu still leads list

Can you do other modifications like renaming menuentries? Please check whether the new names (of renamed entries) are shown after reboot!

> placed before Ubuntu entry but after two others
> ("script" or future entry placeholders? no manual, nothing explains these)

Incoming entries = entries which are generated in future by the script shown in detail row (also when not re-running grub customizer - the grub 2 configuration is dynamical: update-grub scans your disk to find operating systems. If there's a new one, it's included into the list. Grub Customizer allows controlling the position where new operating systems are put on)
Script code = stuff, which is gererated by the grub 2 scripts but which isn't a menuentry.

Both are a little bit technical so I'll hide them in future releases (starting with 4.0) by default.

> also can anyone explain the difference between "save" and "save to MBR"?

The MBR ist the part on disk which is started from your BIOS when you're booting your PC. There can be only one per disk.
When installing multiple linux distributions you'll have multiple grub setups but there can be only one installed to MBR. However it's possible to chainload between grub setups when they are installed to the partition boot record. Because the re-installation of grub isn't required in most cases (only after installing another operating system which wrote its own bootloader to MBR) and because grub customizer would break the chainloading situation, "install to MBR" isn't part of the "save" functionality.

Bob (bgold2007) said : #2

Thank you. My problem is solved so i really can't add much but...

Short response:

I added grub-customizer from Ubuntu 12.10 this time (originally added from Secure Remix 12.10)
I promoted my two Win 8 entries to the very top (above the two spurious placeholder entries). Joy!

so this mixes two factors, of course... sorry!

More detail:

this time, install using the three lines (add the PPA repository ...2007, apt-get update, install g-c)
did not work, I kept on getting the dreaded lock error (which I also got in Update Manager).

So I successfully installed g-c using Synaptic.

Thanks for g-c and your reply to my issue.

Don't know which of these three factors was the culprit...

- BG