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I've been reading a lot the last 2 weeks, but never found a working solution for my dual boot system.

Tried boot manager, this solves the automatic time setting. Tried editing grub cfg by hand, nothing.

All i want is:

[ ] 1 Ubuntu

[ ] 2 Ubuntu single user

[ ] 3 Memtest

[x] 4 Windows XP

GRUB should boot entry 4 by default, but neither specifying the number nor the full boot entry does the job.

Any clues?

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Use your Live CD and boot from it. Next download this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && boot-repair

This is what you are going to get: enter image description here Follow the instructions here :

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You should try StartUp Manager. It's easy to use GUI tool. Read more: StartUp Manager

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erm, sorry, didn't mean boot manager, i already tried startup manager :-) – lsd Feb 28 '12 at 2:08
Oh I remembered that StartUp Manager didn't work on my system, so I try Grub Customizer Have you tried this yet? – neo0 Feb 28 '12 at 2:44

What problem exactly did you face editing grub.cfg by hand? Try changing the value in "set default="0"". Try changing the value from 0 to 3(or a greater number if you have updated your kernel". Save the file(its readonly, so you might have to change the permissions first). I faced a similar problem as well and this method worked. Cheers!

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