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How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:22 PM Reply

First to be selected in the Linux Menu? Why is Zorin OS selected as the default OS to start up first? Is there a way to change that so each time I want to go Windows, I don't have to press down. I rather have to press down for Zorin's Os.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:23 PM Reply

Which bootloader do you have?

Find out how to change its settings.

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:24 PM Reply

boot into Linux
find the source code of your bootloader
re-arrange the lines

I presume your bootloader is either GRUB or LILO. not "the Linux menu."
But you're going to have to google it to find instructions that accurately pertain to your software.

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:24 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:23 PM, Amaranthus wrote: LOLWUT!!!

This made me laugh much more than it probably should have.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:26 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:24 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: boot into Linux
find the source code of your bootloader
re-arrange the lines

I presume your bootloader is either GRUB or LILO. not "the Linux menu."
But you're going to have to google it to find instructions that accurately pertain to your software.

Yeah it's grub, I forgot the name of it. Grub is the most common one, and I hate how the Grub Menu looks personally. I personally would prefer just Text to boot an OS not something trying to be fancy looking.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:27 PM Reply

I'm p sure you can customize how grub looks

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:28 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:27 PM, Amaranthus wrote: Thank you.
I'm here all day, folks!

Please continue making outdated internet references while you're here.

It reminds me of a better time.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:29 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:26 PM, TheKlown wrote: Yeah it's grub, I forgot the name of it. Grub is the most common one, and I hate how the Grub Menu looks personally. I personally would prefer just Text to boot an OS not something trying to be fancy looking.

I've literally never heard the words "GRUB" and "fancy" in the same sentence.

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:36 PM Reply

It sounds like Linux and Windows don't mix well. :)

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:39 PM Reply

I have a similar problem. I have both Lubuntu and W7 on my PC. The default OS to boot is W7, so if I turn on the PC and go make some food while waiting, Windows will automatically be selected, because I get a few seconds to decide. Annoying because I prefer trying out Lubuntu.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:46 PM Reply

Use grub-customizer.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/43471/how-to-configure-the-li nux-grub2-boot-menu-the-easy-way/

At 3/1/13 02:24 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: find the source code of your bootloader

What the hell man. You mean the config file, right?

At 3/1/13 02:36 PM, Cyberdevil wrote: It sounds like Linux and Windows don't mix well. :)

It's actually the other way around. The Windows bootloader doesn't support multiple operating systems, so if you install Windows on a machine with Linux already installed, you're fucked.

At 3/1/13 02:39 PM, Dragen wrote: I have a similar problem. I have both Lubuntu and W7 on my PC. The default OS to boot is W7, so if I turn on the PC and go make some food while waiting, Windows will automatically be selected, because I get a few seconds to decide. Annoying because I prefer trying out Lubuntu.

Configuring GRUB is shit easy. It even has a graphical config which I posted above.


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 02:46 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:39 PM, Dragen wrote: I have a similar problem.

boot into Linux
find your bootloader's source code
edit it

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 03:03 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:46 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 3/1/13 02:39 PM, Dragen wrote:
boot into Linux
find your bootloader's source code
edit it

Please stop using the word "source code". If you do that, you're gonna have to first retrieve the source code from the repositories, edit it, then recompile it and replace the original version with your own custom version.

If you want to change the default boot selection manually, simply edit the "GRUB_DEFAULT" field in "/etc/default/grub", then run "update-grub" as root user. (which is written on top of the file) (GRUB_DEFAULT counts from the top of the boot selection menu, starting at 0)


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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 03:28 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 03:03 PM, KevinHR wrote: Please stop using the word "source code".

oh sorry I thought this was America

don't tread on me

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Response to How do I make it so Windows 7 is Mar. 1st, 2013 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 3/1/13 02:46 PM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 3/1/13 02:39 PM, Dragen wrote: I have a similar problem.
boot into Linux
find your bootloader's source code
edit it

Woah woah woah, I didn't say I wanted to spend 40 hours on fixing the problem.


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