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How to change boot order of Ubuntu and Windows

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This is for people who have a dual boot installation of Ubuntu and Window (XP or Vista). When booting you will see that Ubuntu has created a boot menu that allows you to select an OS to start. It will usually look somewhat like this:

Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-16-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic
Ubuntu, kernel 2.6.20-15-generic (recovery mode)
Ubuntu, memtest86+
Other operating systems:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

After 10 seconds, or when you press enter, the selected OS will boot which is Ubuntu by default. If you want to change the default OS or change the order in which the present OSes are listed, this is what you do…

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