How to adjust grub loader?

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Recently I started dual booting XP with Ubuntu.

    On boot up GRUB gives option to boot into XP or Ubuntu with default boot into Ubuntu. How can I adjust grub loader to boot into XP by default, also how to adjust the time delay before loading the default OS.

    Thanks
     
  2. clambermatic

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    Hmm.... adjusting bootup "time" in grubLoaders, click & READ this~ http://doxfer.com/Webmin/GRUBBootLoader

    ohh.... and scroll down to that page's "Editing Global GRUB Options" for the time-delay you are interested on.


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  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    You might be interested in this:
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub.html

    Plus, how to edit the asked for:

    1. Backup grub, cp /boot/grub/menu.lst /boot/grub/menu.lst_backup
    2. Open the file as su or sudo --> gedit/kate/nano/vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
    3. You will see two lines:
    default Y
    timeout X

    Usually, it will be default 0 - booting the first listed entry
    timeout 8-10 sec

    In your menu, you will probably have linux, linux failsafe mode, windows etc.
    Locate the entry for Windows, if it's third, then change:

    default 0 to default 2

    Or if it's seventh, for example, then change:

    default 0 to default 6

    And adjust timeout to what you need (20 sec = timeout 20).

    Save, reboot and watch the magic.

    Enjoy,
    Mrk
     
  4. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Thanks Mrk and clambermatic!

    I will try and report back later.
     
  5. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    This is what I get. Sorry as I have no idea what to do?
     

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  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    You need to use one of the text editors.... depending on your distro.

    sudo kate /boot/grub/menu.lst
    or
    sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    or
    sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
    or
    sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Vi is universal, kate for KDE, gedit for Gnome, nano for Xcfe ....

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  7. aigle

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    Thanks. I did it. Was easy to do. Very nice!
     
  8. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    So you have your Windows booting, time adjusted? Good.

    And now, you can call yourself a geek, because you have edited no less than the boot configuration file ...

    That's the whole of Linux, simple and beautiful, modular, using files and nice little commands.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  9. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Thanks for ur help. Can,t do it without ur help. Please I need ur help in two more thing if u have time.

    1- I don,t like the font that appears in my browser( Opera, FF) while surfing in ubuntu( default settings). Windows font is a bit bigger, more nice and good looking. What I should do? Wilbertnl tried to help me but I am not sure whether I should change system font or just browser font?

    2- If possible can you have a look on my thread about Antivir on Ubuntu?

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=189085

    Thanks a lot
     
  10. wilbertnl

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    Fonts in Ubuntu/Firefox

    Aigle, Here is some extended information with regards to fonts on linux:

    Using Sharp Fonts On A GNOME Desktop
    Configuring fonts in Ubuntu
    Improved subpixel font rendering for Feisty
    Smooth out your fonts in Ubuntu
    opensuse 10.2 font ugliness
    Optimal Use of MS TrueType Core Fonts for a KDE Desktop on SuSE
    Liberation fonts

    I know that this seems overwhelming, but it gives you helpful background information for MrkVonic's comprehensive documentation that made him famous.
     
  11. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Re: Fonts in Ubuntu/Firefox

    Thanks Wilbertnl. This font issue seems a big turn off for mu aesthetic sense.
    that sure is a lot of info to read. I will read about font gradually and will see what I can do to make it pleasant.
     
  12. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    wilbert, thanks for the compliments.
    But I'm not famous ...
    Mrk
     
  13. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    This is what I want infact!

    The picture I took is not so clear. Actually in linux font word seem a bit smaller in height( not sure if they are actualy so or appear so due to be bold) and crowded. I want to see them a bit taller and less crowded( as they appear in IE7).

    That,s all about the font issue ATM.
     

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