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    New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

    I've seen some tutorials that were a bit hard to follow for a new linux newbie. I want Vista back as my primary OS. How can I do it?

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    Re: New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

    Quote Originally Posted by syedrehankn View Post
    I've seen some tutorials that were a bit hard to follow for a new linux newbie. I want Vista back as my primary OS. How can I do it?
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    If the Linux install installed Grub (the boot menu), then you 'll have to edit the menu.lst (of Grub):
    try this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto EDIT: please go to the link below

    the use of sudo is needed to become (momentarily) root (administrator) because a 'normal' user can't change any important files (like system files) ...

    Specific on changing the BOOT order: http://mathijs.jurresip.nl/2007/09/2...u-and-windows/

    It 's better to use this command: gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Graphical sudo

    You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as root. You should use gksudo (kdesudo on Kubuntu) to run such programs. gksudo sets HOME=~root, and copies .Xauthority to a tmp directory. This prevents files in your home directory becoming owned by root. (AFAICT, this is all that's special about the environment of the started process with gksudo vs. sudo).
    Examples:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstabor
    kdesudo kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    • To run the graphical configuration utilities, simply launch the application via the Administration menu.
    • gksudo and kdesudo simply link to the commands gksu and kdesu
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    Source: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo


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    Last edited by noorman; 03-15-2009 at 02:58 PM. Reason: added extra info and links


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    Re: New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

    So I can use this for Vista as well?

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    Re: New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

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    Indeed; the system stays the same.
    To Linux, a Windows OS is a Windows OS (certainly to the Grub menu list file)

    added some more in the above; take a look


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    Re: New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

    Quote Originally Posted by syedrehankn View Post
    I've seen some tutorials that were a bit hard to follow for a new linux newbie. I want Vista back as my primary OS. How can I do it?
    Did you remove Ubuntu or are you still dual booting and want Windows to be the default OS?
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    Re: New Linux user - Dual boot Ubuntu 8.10 with Vista installed first

    I have both OS. This did the trick.

    Specific on changing the BOOT order: http://mathijs.jurresip.nl/2007/09/2...u-and-windows/
    Thanks guys!

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