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This is not so much as a problem a problem as a question. I bought and emachines desktop about two years ago, pretty good I would say, and I installed Ubuntu 11.04 alongside recently. On startup of the machine I get an option to go ahead and run windows or I can scroll down to Ubuntu. Now, there is nothing wrong with this and both operating systems work flawlessly but I find it an annoyance to have to stay at my computer to make it run ubuntu, i.e. I can't turn it on and leave and have it automatically run ubuntu. How can I change this so that Ubuntu is the "default" operating system to run? thanks

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You can use startupmanager Install startupmanager for that. It's available from the repositories.

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