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I'm very new to Linux but when I first installed it, I downloaded the Start-Up Manager so I could change the boot order. I have a dual boot Windows-Linux, I ...
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    Start up manager dilemma


    I'm very new to Linux but when I first installed it, I downloaded the Start-Up Manager so I could change the boot order. I have a dual boot Windows-Linux, I set the default as Windows. Recently my computer started booting to the system memory test in the grub menu instead of Windows. When I try to open the Start-Up Manager now it asks me for the password as usual and then does not start.

    Would anybody happen to know what the problem may be?
    And how I would change it back to windows for the default?

    I'm running Ubuntu 9.10.
    Last edited by Frozencurrent; 02-20-2010 at 04:16 AM. Reason: Solved 50%

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    I have resolved half of my dilemma

    I opened a terminal,
    typed gksudo gedit vi /etc/default/grub, (Permission was denied when I tried to access /boot/grub/grub.cfg)
    edited the boot order on the second window within the gedit,
    pressed save,
    then typed update-grub

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!

    Does anybody know why Startup Manager won't start though? My Linux did update software the other day, maybe that has something to do with the dilemma?

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    if you change the value of the GRUB_DEFAULT variable to a string instead of a number, you won't have to change it every time there's a kernel update:
    Code:
    GRUB_DEFAULT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (loader) (on /dev/sda1)"

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