Here’s a quick post.
I have a dual boot machine (Ubuntu 11.10 & XP SP3) .
How to change the default system which the machine boots on ?
When you’re on Ubuntu, Ctrl+Alt+T (Open the Terminal)
Type the following:
sudo pico /etc/default/grub
You will be prompted for your password, enter it and hit Return.
You find a line called
And there’s a number after that. Change that number and you’ll change which system will boot.
For example, on the Grub boot manager, I have Ubuntu in the first position (0) and Windows XP on the 6th position (5) ..
In my case, this line is
GRUB_DEFAULT=0 and Ubuntu boots up.
I don’t want the menu to be displayed for too long, so I have
GRUB_TIMEOUT=1 .. This waits only 1 second before it boots.
After you change, you hit Ctrl+X to Exit.
It asks you if you want to save, press Y.
And then press Return/Enter.
Then this command:
Now for the disk check: This annoyed me, a lot .. So a little visit to fstab.
Look for a line like this
UUID=0de1480d-1b57-4dd3-9457-4cf899ef6817 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 0
The last 0 of the line means it won’t launch the disk check, this was set to 1 and I changed it to skip the test.
Do the same as for the grub (Ctrl+X, Y, Enter) and no need for updating it. On reboot, it won’t check your disk.