how to make windows boot first ? what happened to menu.lst ? (Ubuntu 10)

Asked by Mustafa Watha on 2010-07-21

Hello

I've installed Ubuntu 10.0.4 (last version) beside my Windows7

and now Ubuntu boots first ...in other words. it is the default OS to boot

I used to edit /boot/grub/MENU.LST file to solve the problem. (to make windows boots first) but now I can't even find that file

thanks

respectfully
Mustafa W.

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2010-07-21
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2010-07-21
dd (ubuntu-wiz) said : #1

Hello Mustafa, in Ubuntu 10.04, there is no menu.lst. Instead, there is a grub.conf file in the same directory. You can use gedit to edit it and make Windows the default. I did this same thing.

dd (ubuntu-wiz) said : #3

I'm sorry. It is grub.cfg not .conf

dd (ubuntu-wiz) said : #4

This is my grub.cfg file so you can see how I formatted it to always be Windows even if a kernel update is issued.

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

GRUB_DEFAULT="Windows Vista (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=20
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

Mustafa Watha (mustafawm) said : #5

You've been really helpful

Thanks

Mustafa Watha (mustafawm) said : #6

Thanks dd, that solved my question.