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    how can you change the boot order and names of the entries?


    i just installed 5 r3 beside ubuntu 12.10 and it has given me 7 entries most of which i will never use it also made backtrack the main OS but i want Ubuntu 12.10 how can i change it?

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    Quote Originally Posted by paul3200 View Post
    how can you change the boot order and names of the entries?


    i just installed 5 r3 beside ubuntu 12.10 and it has given me 7 entries most of which i will never use it also made backtrack the main OS but i want Ubuntu 12.10 how can i change it?
    I had the same issue. Here's what I did;
    -Backed up all important data from 12.10
    -Booted to BT5r3 live cd and installed using entire hard drive option
    -Shut down and booted to 12.04 live cd, set up partitions with the installer, completed installation process
    -Reboot and GRUB appears with UBUNTU as first in list, That is 12.04. Farther down is Ubuntu 10.04.3 (I believe), that is the BT5r3 install
    -Boot to 12.04 and updated to 12.10 via system updates

    I know, I could have done all of it through the CLI, but using the GUI is more convenient for me. Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
    apt-get update
    apt-get install grub-customizer

    it will be in your start menu - google how to use it

    you can set default os, hide entrys, and set auto boot timer
    as well as some other crap like adding backgrounds and changing resolution

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    Quote Originally Posted by ThrobinWood View Post
    add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer
    apt-get update
    apt-get install grub-customizer

    you can set default os, hide entrys, and set auto boot timer
    as well as some other crap like adding backgrounds and changing resolution
    This is the most user friendly way to edit the grub entry. If you have problems installing it this way, you can build it from source. https://launchpad.net/grub-customizer

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    i tried this procedure didn´t work, i tried too nano /etc/default/grub and change GRUB_DEFAULT entry to different number entries and didn´t work too.

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    seriously?... Try google. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup

    EDIT: Just realized this is a necro-thread. Why is this happening so much lately? I keep seeing threads from a year or two ago popping up with someone posting a response similar to "Yeah me too". We've gone from having an influx of users that don't know how to use basic linux commands to having an influx of users that don't know how to use a forum. [/rant]
    Last edited by daedalus1776; 03-21-2013 at 10:59 PM.

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    Default Re: change grub2 boot order

    Well, let me quote:
    " i just installed 5 r3 beside ubuntu 12.10 and it has given me 7 entries most of which i will never use"...Here you can get rid of them, remember that every time there is a kernel update, one more entry is added to your grub menu..Get rid of those you do not use, read the Ubuntu wiki..Just keep the latest kernel update and recovery mode.

    I quote: " also made backtrack the main OS but i want Ubuntu 12.10 how can i change it"..Easy, boot up with Ubuntu Live dvd and recover grub. Easy, 3 steps to recover grub:
    1. Boot with live DVD
    2. Mount Ubuntu partition.
    3. install grub.

    The next boot you will have it as your main OS...

    Luck

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