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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:04 PM  
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Default Re: Dual Boot Kubuntu and Ubuntu

Originally Posted by jjmcray View Post
Hello. I have a computer that I installed Ubuntu on, then I installed Kubuntu on another partition. The problem is though, when I boot up, the Kubuntu installation is the first one on the list.. How do I get Ubuntu to be at the top of the list so it will boot Ubuntu after 10 seconds or w/e the time is?
1.) You don't need seperate partitions for Kubuntu and Ubuntu. You can install Ubuntu and then do a "sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop" and it'll install all the kubuntu stuff as well. Then, when you get to the login screen, click sessions, and you can choose kde or gnome. Simpler.

2.) To answer your original question, Open the /boot/grub/menu.lst file with a text editor as root, and either move the Ubuntu option to the top of the list manually, or change the "default 0" to whatever number the Ubuntu install is. The first one is 0, second is 1, etc. So, if it's 4th on the list, it should be "default 3"

Save the file, and reboot and see if it works. There is also an option for time out in the file as well. Change it accordingly.

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