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How to boot into fedora 18

asked 2013-03-31 15:45:24 -0600

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updated 2013-06-04 03:52:12 -0600

Hey guys, so i set my default grub boot as windows 7

But how can i again boot into fedora again ?

When I turn on my pc it just automaticly boots into windows...

Thanks :)))

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Help ? please ?

CDr gravatar imageCDr ( 2013-03-31 16:50:58 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-04-21 15:18:17 -0600

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LoL, i figured it out. When shows the light blue load bar just press space. and then you can chose what to boot and if u want to go to options. I am such a dumbass! :D

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Q and A the same person?? Hmmmm

vijayan gravatar imagevijayan ( 2013-06-08 12:47:56 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-04-01 02:34:02 -0600

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updated 2013-04-01 11:26:48 -0600

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what do you mean by saying "it just automaticly boots into windows..." ?


if you still have GRUB bootloader on your MBR:

you should change the default OS on your system's GRUB configuraton file which is in this path : /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

in this line :

set default="num"

you can change the num to an integer which shows the menu-entry of Fedora on your Bootloader menu. (the nums begins from zero)

but, as mentioned in "grub.cfg" file:


because any incorrect change will cause your system not boot at the next system startup.

so, the better way is to know the Menu-entry of your Fedora at the bootloader and using this command to change the default OS to Fedora :

grub2-set-default MENU_ENTRY

for example if Fedora is the first Menu-entry at your bootloader, the command will be :

grub2-set-default 0



if you had installed windows bootloader :

then try this command :

grub2-install /dev/sda

by this command, grub2 will be written on the MBR of your first Hard Drive( not first partition) , it is not neccessary to determine the partition because each Hard drive has one unique MBR.

for example if you had two hard drives and you wanted to insert grub2 at the MBR of your second Hard drive, the command would be : grub2-install /dev/sdb

*it is finished and now you can restart the system to see the changes


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But I cant get into fedora to do al this ! It just automaticly boots into win7( grub sents )

CDr gravatar imageCDr ( 2013-04-21 06:46:43 -0600 )edit

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