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So I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my pc but I'm currently using Windows 7 as my default OS. How do I revert back to Ubuntu?

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We'll need more info. How did you install Ubuntu and Windows, and in what order? What partitions have you kept, and what installation options, especially those related to partitioning, GRUB, a bootloader, or MBR, have you set? –  hexafraction Oct 10 '12 at 22:55
    
Please indicate your Boot-Info URL. This will give us information to help you. –  LovinBuntu Oct 11 '12 at 11:32

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There is more than one way to set the default. You can set it to a specified number or a name in /etc/default/grub:

There is an entry at the top that says GRUB_DEFAULT=0, or some other number. Zero means the first menu entry will be the default, usually Ubuntu or whatever distro installed this grub. You can change that number to a different one.

You can also set it to a specific name, so that the numerical order won't matter - but it needs to be the exact name, such as: GRUB_DEFAULT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on /dev/sda1)"

You can set it so the last chosen OS becomes the default until you choose a new one, by adding this line below the GRUB_DEFAULT setting: GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true

From Grub2 - Community Ubuntu Documentation:

Saving an OS can be achieved by running sudo grub-set-default if GRUB_DEFAULT=saved is set in /etc/default/grub. It may also be saved if GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true is also set in /etc/default/grub. In this case, the default OS remains until a new OS is manually selected from the GRUB 2 menu or the grub-set-default command is executed.

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