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Ok, I finally got around to reformatting my HD. I installed Ubuntu first, and then XP Pro, but I cannot chose which to boot into. It just always goes into XP Pro.

I am 99% Sure that Ubuntu is still on there and I did nothing to it.

Is there something I need to setup to be able to chose which OS to boot to? Or did I do something wrong?
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Download Grub and put onto a floppy/cd then boot to cd/floppy and install Grubb, this allows you to switch between os's
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yeah you need a boot loader although it should come with most of the linux distros, still like Frary mention you can dl it to a cd or floppy.

What I am interested in know is how to set the default, so that if i don't touch anything it boots in xp or other os of my choice.
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Originally Posted by Akhen View Post
yeah you need a boot loader although it should come with most of the linux distros, still like Frary mention you can dl it to a cd or floppy.

What I am interested in know is how to set the default, so that if i don't touch anything it boots in xp or other os of my choice.
To change the default boot setting, timeout, and any other Grub setting, use a text editor (as root) to open /boot/grub/grub.conf

The default entry will be noted near the top of the file, simply change it to the number that corresponds to the entry you want as default.
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post #5 of 5
Yes, do what they said, but for future reference, to avoid this problem, install windows first then Linux.
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