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    nichos is offline Windows Enthusiast
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    Default How to boot directly into Ubuntu11.04 instead of XP

    Wthin XP I used "...Windows installer-ubuntu..." which gives Wubi to install Ubuntu 11.04, ie dual booting XP & Linux.

    I would like Linux priority in the 1st menu.

    On booting I get the 1st menu below, XP? or Ubuntu?,
    If I do nothing boots into XP, if I select Ubuntu I get the 2nd menu.

    What shall I transpose in "boot.ini" so that I get in the 1st menu Ubuntu priority? so that if I do nothing it boots in Ubuntu.

    1st)

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOW S
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"

    2nd)

    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    Last edited by nichos; 31st July 2011 at 18:18.

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    well, i donīt think that XP can boot Linux.

    the easiest solution must be to use GRUB as bootmanager ?
    GRUB can boot "everything", so there shouldnīt be any problem

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    nichos is offline Windows Enthusiast
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    Thanx,

    you would'nt havve an idea how to change GTRUB?

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    Default modifying boot.ini

    modifying boot.ini

    I pray this is not taken as repeating my posts, if so please delete

    Does anybody know whether if I modify the boot.ini as below will be acceptable or will it destroy the dual boot & have to reformat the HD & start afresh?


    ORIGINAL Boot.ini ..........giving Windows priority boot

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS

    [operating systems]

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Micro soft
    Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"

    ==========================================

    MODIFIED:- ...........giving Ubuntu priority boot

    [boot loader]
    timeout=30
    default=C:\wubildr.mbr = "Ubuntu"

    [operating systems]

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Micro soft
    Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
    Last edited by nichos; 4th August 2011 at 16:56.

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    Default SOLVED.......remaining with present bootloader

    SOLVED

    remaining with present bootloader untill I learn more Linux

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    well, this is a "MICROSOFT"-forum....

    you can get a lot of help with GRUB if you ask on a LINUX-forum...

    iīm sorry but i canīt help you with GRUB, because i havenīt used GRUB much.
    when i tried different Linux-distros a few years ago i used LILO as boot manager, just because GRUB was a bit hard to understandfor a rookie.
    anyway, if i remember correctly you donīt have to / should not configure GRUB "manually", use the proper configuration program instead.

    although, last time i tried a Linux-distro i used GRUB, and did all configurations during the Linux-installation.

    i did a google-search on "grub configuration ubuntu", and got some links:

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto

    http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

    also take a look at ubuntu-forum, there are probably a lot of info there....

    Ubuntu (Xubuntu/ Kubuntu) is a very nice O/S, stable and reliable.
    as i said above i have tried a few Linux-distros myself, and when iīm going to install Linux again, i will probaly select Kubuntu or Debian just because i donīt like GNOME, i want KDE instead.

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    i did a new google search: "boot linux from xp", and guess what i found ?

    take a look at fx. the second link....

    How to dual boot Windows XP and Linux (XP installed first) -- the step-by-step guide with screenshots

    good luck !

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