To change boot menu choices in grub loader

Gateway M320xl notebook
December 8, 2010 at 12:32:48
Specs: win 7, 64 bit desktop
Hi
I am trying to change my debian boot, along with 2 win 7 menu choices in my notebook hp dv4 pavalion notebook pc using grub loader? It would be nice to have win 7 as the first choice & 2nd choice win 7 (2nd) & last choice debian to boot from grub. How can I go & change grub menu options.

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#1
December 8, 2010 at 14:23:48
Should be similar to this.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2251661_edi...

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#2
December 9, 2010 at 00:11:26

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#3
December 9, 2010 at 16:29:58
menu.lst is a simple text file and can be edited manually by using vi or whatever your favorite text editor is.
You can simply change the order of the entries or change the default selection.

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#4
December 15, 2010 at 23:48:30
Sorry for late reply but how can one edit the menu in Debian Grub loader?
I can't see menu.lst in windows c drive after show all hidden files. Thanks.

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#5
December 16, 2010 at 00:22:01
In debian, open a termial console.
Type in the following:
sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

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#6
December 16, 2010 at 09:15:25
Hi Paulsep
I have $ prompt after logging in,
typed your cmd didn't recognize "sudo"?
how do you open terminal console?

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#7
December 16, 2010 at 14:30:57
From the "Startmenu" under system/terminal.
There is also a terminal for root user.
By using this terminal, you have to give the root password and don't need to use the sudo command but the rest of the command:
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

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#8
December 19, 2010 at 02:21:07
Paulsep,
I got into a large file
but was unable to edit any changes,
there were a lot of '#' & 'topsecret' as password.
I would to change the menu for the windows longhorn to come up as 1st choice instead of 3rd choice as it is now?

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#9
December 19, 2010 at 15:31:09
But you are aware of, howto make changes by using VI or VIM, don't you?
If you have opened the /boot/grub/menu.lst file in VI or VIM, you have to press INS key, to make changes.
When finished, you have to press the ESC key, and enter a colon (:) to get a command line in VI / VIM.
Then type in wq for write and quite.

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#10
March 14, 2011 at 09:48:22
Hi all,

I have installed Windows 7 and then installed Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I have installed both of them on different partitions but still some how at the boot up it is not showing the Win 7. So i did Start-up repair with Win 7 Disk. after that I am directly going to Win 7 and now I am not able to boot Windows Server 2003. So now I have installed Red Hat 5.4 on a different partition. So in grub menu I am able to see the Win 7 and RHEL5. But I am sure that Windows Server 2003 is still there on some other partition so please let me know how to add Windows Server 2003 Entry in grub.conf ......... Please Help me on this.

Thanks in advance.
Red Prince


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