[nSLUG] ubuntu 5.1

J. Paul Bissonnette jpaulb at eastlink.ca
Sun Dec 11 16:09:10 AST 2005


J. Paul Bissonnette wrote:

> matt parker wrote:
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>> New User Question:
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>> Just installed ubuntu on one of my windows boxes (dual boot). I want 
>> to change the order that grub loads the operating systems. I want 
>> windows first as a choice so my kids can just turn it on and not have 
>> to worry about a choice. I think I have to change the menu.lst file 
>> in the grub folder. the problem is I do not know how to login as root 
>> in ubuntu!!! I was not given a choice to set up that account during 
>> setup. The only choice I had was for a user account.  As a normal 
>> user account I only have read only access. What can I do?
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>> Matt
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> Find /boot/grub/menu.lst, it is some where there
> I'll try and help. I do not use ubuntu I'm only guessing at login. 
> open a terminal, su, root password then in an editor VI or nano, what 
> ever edit menu.lst (you did a backup first?)  Add the entry for 
> windows above your Linux entry,  remember *Default* is a keyword. that 
> should work.
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> ## entry: title(Windows NT/2000/XP on hd0,0) root(hd0,0) chain
> # set windoze to default
> title            Windoze 2000 Default
> root             (hd0,0)
> makeactive
> chainloader      +1
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> Grub disk start at '0' not '1'  your first partition on your first hdd 
> is where Windows resides is (hd0,0) note '()' are necessary
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Looks like I made a mistake the Default boot is the first option not the 
option that has Default in the title. Live and learn.. :)

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