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Well, I've tried almost everything to set my boot order to what I need it to be. But it just won't.

  • I changed /etc/default/grub and updated grub,
  • I used the startupmanager
  • I even gave grub-customizer a try

Each time it says everything's fine but when I restart my secondary OS is shown at first, while it should not be there

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 64bits + Jolicloud 1.2. How do I change the boot order?

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Voting to close as too localized -- OP answered this question with: "Couldn't hold anymore, so I installed my systems on the inverse order by making the last one installed my primary OS ~ Now it's working fine." –  belacqua Aug 23 '12 at 17:23
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closed as too localized by belacqua, Jorge Castro, Uri Herrera, Stephen Myall, Marco Ceppi Aug 24 '12 at 16:05

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IIRC the order in the boot menu is determined by the leading numbers for each sub-file in grub.d...Like 10_linux adds to the menu before 40_custom. So if you want to move an OS up you add it to the menu with a 07_reallycustom entry

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You must make some changes manually to your grub system. You will find all the necessary here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1287602 . As explain there make sure you make some back-ups of your files.

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Couldn't hold anymore, so I installed my systems on the inverse order by making the last one installed my primary OS ~ Now it's working fine.

Thanks for your time.

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