menu.lst doesn't exist and grub.cfg uneditable!

Bug #514017 reported by Simon on 2010-01-28

This bug report was converted into a question: question #99028: menu.lst doesn't exist and grub.cfg uneditable!.

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I have succesfully installed Ubuntu v9.10 onto my computer, alongside Windows Vista. Currently Ubuntu is the default selection when grub boots up. However, I would like to make Windows Vista the default and have used your FAQ section on the Ubuntu website to guide me. It tells me that if I change the default setting in menu.lst in the Boot directory then this should solve the issue. However, there is no file called menu.lst in the boot directory. I did however manage to find grub.cfg which seems to house the same data. However, when attempting to change the default and then save the file I'm told that the disk is read only?!

Am I accessing the correct file or do I need to change the default in another one?


Mathieu Comandon (strycore) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

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