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My bootloader is Grub2 with a few distros and win7. I have a few versions of Win7 in separate partitions and want to change the default order of boot. How ...
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- 03-01-2012 #1
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Windows 7 Bootloader Access
My bootloader is Grub2 with a few distros and win7. I have a few versions of Win7 in separate partitions and want to change the default order of boot. How do I access the Win7 bootloader. I tried using Easy BCD edit but it doesn't work due to I think Grub being my loader. I know I can do a fixmbr but is there an easier method?
- 03-02-2012 #2
Easy BCD is the one I have used to edit the boot order of Windows installations. If it is not working, I don't think it could be because of GRUB.
I would suggest that you research how the Windows bootloader works.
To quote from Wikipedia: "All Windows installations will be found by Linux bootloaders, but Windows boot managers do not recognize Linux ".
Perhaps you have not used Easy BCD correctly?
Hope this helps
- 03-02-2012 #3
See here for full details: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...iguring_GRUB_2
As root, edit the file /etc/default/grub.
Look for the line GRUB_DEFAULT.
Change the number to the appropriate partition.
Save and exit, run
If all goes well, you should be set.
- 03-02-2012 #4
I use EasyBCD when Windows will be the most used OS or when I think there's a likelihood that the machine will be reverted to Windows-only. Install grub on the Linux boot partition, not in the MBR. Read and understand the Linux notes in EasyBCD, and it's pretty simple to use.