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    It seems that GRUB automatically loads Linux after a few seconds. How do I change it so that it does not auto-load and/or Windows is first on the list to load?

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    in your /boot/grub.conf file they are two values default and timeout

    make default=x point out to windows

    remember in grub entry default=x x value starts from '0'. So if your windows entry in grub file is '3' then set default=2
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdSquareCat
    It seems that GRUB automatically loads Linux after a few seconds. How do I change it so that it does not auto-load and/or Windows is first on the list to load?
    Which Linux Distro do you have?
    Open /boot/grub/menu.lst or grub.conf file. Look for timeout line at set its value to 15. GRUB will wait for your input for 15 seconds at startup.
    If you want to change the default OS, set default value to title line number od OS. Start counting from zero.

    Quote Originally Posted by abhishek456
    in your /boot/grub.conf
    its /boot/grub/grub.conf or menu.lst.
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    Thanks, people, that was easy! I'm a very new user, and I'm liking Linux more and more the more I do with it. I'm running Ubuntu Linux by the way.

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