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Topic # 12724 2-Apr-2007 11:56
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I've trying to  make  the XP my default OS at start up (of course not because of me!, I share the pc with my family) But I've change the whole menu.lst and nothing happend.... This is my whole file: 

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
#            grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
#            grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
#            and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not change this entry to 'saved' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default        0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout        10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line)  and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
#      password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title        Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root        (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader    +1
#
# title        Linux
# root        (hd0,1)
# kernel    /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
##      kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=b5d2b040-8b51-4b33-a709-6c7079399a82 ro
# kopt_2_6=root=/dev/sda1 ro

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,0)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
##      alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
##      lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
##      lockold=true
# lockold=false

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
##      altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
##      howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
##      memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-11-generic (recovery mode)
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-11-generic
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic
quiet
savedefault
boot

title        Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.17-10-generic (recovery mode)
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-10-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro single
initrd        /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic
boot

title        Ubuntu, memtest86+
root        (hd0,0)
kernel        /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet
boot

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title        Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda3
title        Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root        (hd0,2)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader    +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sdb1
title        Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
root        (hd1,0)
savedefault
makeactive
map        (hd0) (hd1)
map        (hd1) (hd0)
chainloader    +1


Some one HELP ME, Pleeeeease !!!1




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Reply # 66063 3-Apr-2007 10:46
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Hi people... I could all ready fix my menu.lst file, all what I had to do is change the line "default 0" to "default 6" Because  WXP is the option 6  of my grub menu Wink

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Reply # 66065 3-Apr-2007 10:52
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Good you found your answer, and good to have posted a follow up - others might need this too...





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  Reply # 66351 4-Apr-2007 21:28
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Yeah. Like me.

That's just want I need to know, so I can be accessing the machine remotely and say 'reboot into windows', and the pc reboots with the OS of choice.

Because when you're accessing remotely you can't choose anything from the boot menu. good post!

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