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I have a box with Ubuntu, FreeBSD and Win32. The default boot preference is Ubuntu.

How can I change that option to be FreeBSD(or Win)? Can the boot selection time frame (currently of 10 seconds) be modified as well?

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Think you're on the wrong subsite :) Nevertheless; are you using GRUB? – Gerald Versluis Aug 21 '12 at 11:17
I haven't used it before. I only want to change the default boot selection. If the question is not in the right section please remove it. – Sebi Aug 21 '12 at 11:21
Well, if you are seeing some kind of boot menu right now, you have a bootloader already installed and you are using it :) best chance is this is GRUB. If you don't have any experience with using VI or editing text configuration files, then I wouldn't recommend trying to change values in it. There are some GUI tools around to change the GRUB configuration from your desktop. Like this one;… – Gerald Versluis Aug 21 '12 at 11:24
Using vi is not the issue. It's just that I am not very familiar with GRUB. Thanks for the link. – Sebi Aug 21 '12 at 11:32
In case you are familiar with all of that, you should check out /etc/default/grub and run update-grub afterwards. The config file should be self explanatory – Gerald Versluis Aug 21 '12 at 11:41

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