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How to change boot order fedora 20 to Windows 8.1

asked 2015-02-10 06:45:05 -0600

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updated 2015-02-10 08:41:29 -0600

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I want windows to boot first instead of fedora. How do i go about doing this?

I have tried the following and it did not work so I am hoping you guys can help me out:

sudo cat /boot/grub2/grub.cfg |grep Windows

it says no such location found...

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Use grub customizer sudo yum install grub-customizer.x86_64

shankar689 gravatar imageshankar689 ( 2015-02-11 18:55:56 -0600 )edit

@shankar689 I used grub customizer as you suggested but after I click save and restart, windows is still the last option? Am I missing something here?

mh136588 gravatar imagemh136588 ( 2015-02-21 20:05:45 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-02-11 21:11:19 -0600

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There are many methods available. Few methods involve editing grub file. But there is a very easy way to customize the GRUB entries is using grub-customizer

You can install it by running the command in terminal: sudo yum install grub-customizer

You can also download it and install using gnome-software application.

Once you install it, you can run from gnome or using the command line. Then easily you can edit the order of booting the OS.

(p.s. changing the font and background image using grub-customizer did not work for me on fedora 21. Nevertheless, you will be able to change the boot order. )

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@rat I tried grub customizer as you suggested and after I click save and I restart, nothing changes...

mh136588 gravatar imagemh136588 ( 2015-02-21 20:06:45 -0600 )edit

There might be a bug in grub-customizer . Some functions work and some doesn't (in fedora). I was able to change the boot order earlier, but I do not have any other OS in my machine running fedora, so I can't check. I am sorry, but I don't know what is causing the problem now. Maybe something changed. :p We should ask someone who is technically sound. I am not. I am newbie to computers.

p.s.: grub-customizer is working well for me in Debian based BOSS.

deadrat gravatar imagedeadrat ( 2015-02-28 01:10:55 -0600 )edit

yes, someone should take it up and fix the grub customizer for fedora.

Natarajan gravatar imageNatarajan ( 2015-05-08 18:19:07 -0600 )edit

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