Setting Windows XP as default boot entry on Ubuntu

Scenario: I installed Ubuntu (9.04) under Windows XP Professional and found out the default boot entry was Ubuntu and I wanted it to be WinXP instead.

Steps:

  1. Boot to Ubuntu.
  2. cd /boot/grub
  3. sudo pico menu.1st
  4. If Windows XP had the following entry: “…savedefault…”, then add the following line to menu.1st:
    default saved
  5. Save menu.1st and reboot.

See: info grub or GNU GRUB Manual 0.97

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