Change Default Boot Order in Grub for Fedora 13

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You might need to change default boot choice in Fedora 13, if you are dual booting and use Windows more or if you want to boot with older kernel, or whatever, you can change the default boot choice in Fedora 13 by editing the file /boot/grub/grub.conf

su
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

Now you just need to change the number in front of the parameter default =0

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/mapper/vg_parshuram-lv_root
#          initrd /initrd-[generic-]version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu

The parameter default= determines which boot choice is executed, and the count starts from 0, so if Windows shows up at number 4 in your Boot Menu, change this number to default=3.

Vaule of timeout= decides the delay before default boot choice is executed and if you don't want the Boot Menu to be hidden, comment out hiddenmenu by replacing it with #hiddenmenu

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