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Setting Windows as default with dual-boot OS

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emtm
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I have both Ubuntu (Gutsy Gibbon) and Windows XP running on my system and as per normal the Ubunto OS is the default, however I want to set XP as my default. I have found instructions in various forums that instruct me to boot to Ubuntu, go to Applications.Accessories.Terminal and type: sudo gedit/boot/grub/menu.lst then change the default boot value from 0 to 4.
This would probably be OK if I could get past the first step. When I type sudo gedit/boot/grub/menu.lst Ubuntu responds with Command Not Found. So that pretty well stops me in my tracks. Anyone come across this before and knows how to get around it? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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jd2066
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It appears from what you wrote you missed a space.
The command should be: sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Posted 8 years ago
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emtm
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That worked. Thank you.

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