Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland


Following on from the previous computer threads, I now have a dual-boot Linux / XP computer up and running, with monitor rotation under XP (doesn't currently work under Linux because the graphics driver that allows it doesn't support acceleration, which makes it useless for a lot of programs I want to use. Eventually, once FF XI is finished, I will move the useful stuff over from my existing machine, leaving behind e.g. drivers for about fifteen scanners and cameras I no longer use that don't seem to be easily deleted, and eventually turn that into a dual boot box too.

There's one small problem - I installed Ubuntu after Windows this time, and as a result it defaults to starting Linux if I don't use the menu in the first 15 seconds or so.

Is there any way to change this so that it defaults to booting Windows?

now sorted - there's an optional program called Startup Manager which lets you edit this without having to worry about messing things up.

later Except it turns out it messes up the ubuntu "splash" screen even if you don't deliberately change it. Not sure why, and it doesn't actually matter, but annoying.

Sorting this eventually needed me to manually edit two or three files! See

for the horrific details.

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