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1 parent c523b42 commit 215c75e42759e7cb585993754fb670e7586870e7 David Mohr committed Aug 4, 2010
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@@ -22,9 +22,10 @@ are welcome).
What it does is:
1. Display your boot menu options, highlighting the current default.
-2. After clicking on one of the buttons, the new default will be saved in
- grub's environment.
-3. Optionally end your session (aka reboot / logout etc).
+2. After clicking on one of the buttons, the selected entry will either be:
+ - set as the new default, or
+ - be used for the next reboot only ('once').
+3. Optionally end your session (aka reboot / logout menu).
@@ -33,13 +34,15 @@ What it does is:
Step 2 requires root permissions. Grub-choose-default will call:
$ sudo grub-set-default 'New Default'
+ $ sudo grub-reboot 'New Default For Next Reboot'
This requires an entry in sudoers with the NOPASSWD attribute. For example:
-$user ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/grub-set-default
+$user ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/grub-set-default, NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/grub-reboot
Where $user is your user name.
-Running grub-choose-default as root is not recommended.
+Running grub-choose-default as root is not recommended!
@@ -56,6 +59,19 @@ appropriate logout command, please send me a copy and I will include it.
+* Windows 7
+Windows 7 is annoying since there is no good Linux filesystem drive support.
+The workaround known to me is to use Ext2IFS, install it in Windows Vista
+mode. It will work, but forget the assigned drive after every reboot.
+Grub-choose-default supports running a 'mount' script at start-up time. If you
+use 'mountvol' to find out the name of the volume you need to mount, you can
+adjust the script 'mount.vbs' and have the volume get mounted automatically.
+See README.win32 for more details.
* To Do / Known limitations:

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