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Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Ubuntu & XP Dual Boot - 04-09-2009, 11:37 AM
As mentioned, the easiest solution in this case is to use "regular" Ubuntu 8.10 (or 9.04 if you're comfortable with beta software) instead of the Dell version. There are one or two "tweaks" such as audio that are well documented in these forums or at www.ubuntumini.com.
If you want to change the boot order (to make XP the default), edit your grub options with this terminal command (from Ubuntu):
gksu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
Change the "default 0" line near the top of the file to the number of the line you want as default, minus one. For example, if your grub options show WIndows as the 4th line, set it to "default 3". Save the changes and reboot.
I predict, however, that you will want to make Ubuntu the default.
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