Dual Booting (Windows default)

Since I still have Thunderbird (and games!) in Windows, I have decided to make Windows my default OS (for now).

This is easy to set up.  Before the individual OS entries, there is a set of menu commands. The command default [n/saved] specifies which is the default OS. If the parameter is a number, from 0 to the number of OSes (minus 1), then that particular OS, from the OS list, is used.  If the command is default saved, then the OS entry with a line savedefault is the default.

examples:

Specify default by number

default 0

title Ubuntu
root (hd0,1)
kernel …. yada yada yada ….

title Windows
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1

Specify default by saved

default saved

title Ubuntu
root (hd0,1)
kernel …. yada yada yada ….

title Windows
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1
savedefault

Note the bold lines – these are the ones that control what you start with.

I have no experience with LILO, the other bootloader, but I believe GRUB is the bootloader used in a majority of installations anyway.

To be honest, I actually enjoying messing around with my system like this. (except when things break!)

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