December 9, 2009

Grub2 in Ubuntu 9.10

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:53 pm by subodhrohilla

I feel the need to discuss grub because significant changes have been made to grub in 9.10 when we start comparing it with 9.04.

The location of configuration files are changed and menu.lst of grub 1 is no longer there. But most of the users are concerned to grub just to change their default boot sequence and then fiile is currently /etc/default/grub rather than /boot/grub/menu.lst.

For changing sequence by editing file :

1) Type in terminal : sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

2) Then in third line denotes the default booting os if in list the desired os is at number 5 then change the value in liine three to 4 i.e. replace zero by (position of desired os in list  – 1 )

3) Save the file and close gedit

4) sudo update-grub and you are done

If you don’t want to bother much about configuration files , then there is much easier option “startupmanger“.

Install this software using synaptic and the whole thing becomes graphical i.e. use the software and enjoy đŸ™‚