How to Make Ubuntu Show the Grub Menu by Default on Startup

If you work on Ubuntu and want to see the Grub Menu by default, you can easily do that. First of all if you are wondering why you want to see the Grub Menu, then the answer is that along with many functions, it allows you to enter command-line options easily.

Here is an easy way of making the Ubuntu show the Grub Menu by default. All you have to do is just open up the /boot/grub/menu.lst file in your favorite text editor or type the following command:

sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Now carefully observe the file and go to Continue reading “How to Make Ubuntu Show the Grub Menu by Default on Startup”

Steps to Reduce Wait Time while Dual Booting Windows with Ubuntu

With reference to the article published yesterday, that explains how to set Windows as the Default Operating System to boot while Dual Booting with Ubuntu, here is another post on the Ubuntu that explains how you can either reduce the wait time to choose an OS while Dual Booting or how you can make the Grub Loader to wait indefinitely for OS selection.

The process is very easy and requires you to boot into the Ubuntu before performing the following steps.

Steps to reduce the wait time:

1.    After booting into Ubuntu, type the following Continue reading “Steps to Reduce Wait Time while Dual Booting Windows with Ubuntu”

Steps to Set Windows as Default OS when Dual Booting with Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu (Linux operating system) installed in my computer along with the Windows XP. The most irritating thing that I experience daily is to select Windows XP from the list of Operating Systems installed. Sometimes when I forget to scroll down, Ubuntu loads up and then I have to restart the computer again.

This is the most frustrating thing for someone who doesn’t wish to use Ubuntu. This happens as Ubuntu is set as the default operating system in the Grub loader. But here is how you can select XP as the default OS while booting. Continue reading “Steps to Set Windows as Default OS when Dual Booting with Ubuntu”