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On 01/15/2012 01:02 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:

The boot order is determined by grub automatically the order is normally the last Linux distro installed, any other OS's installed. (I am not completely sure how this order is determined). So if you have installed Windows, Ubuntu, and Debian in this order the boot menu would likely be Debian, Ubuntu, then Windows. Debian as the last installed would be first.
From original grub, the systems showing on the boot-up screen appear in the same order as in menu.lst. If you have the original grub, it works from a file called menu.lst, which is in plain English. You could move sections around, if you wanted to, such that whatever you wanted to boot first comes first in the list. Note, however, that if you have upgraded, the old kernel will come last, after everything else. That's in case the new kernel won't boot, for some reason. I don't know how that would affect your Linux operation. I have my main LInux (pclos) up top, and then XP, and then two other Linux distros. I have played around with changing, moving and deleting Linux distros, but XP is always second. As with anything else, make a backup copy of menu.lst before you monkey with it. You must have root privileges to edit the file, or copy it. To copy: cp menu.lst menu.lst.bak from the directory it's in. If you are using grub2, good luck! I'm very happy that I don't have to deal with that! (Original grub and menu.lst will boot other distros, even if they would otherwise boot from grub2. In pclos, Redo MBR will find all your systems and put them in menu.lst.)

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