I have two Windows/Ubuntu machines that I want to have Windows boot first.
The first machine is an old Gateway sharing XP Pro and Ubuntu 11.04. So I went into the Ubuntu Startup Manager and selected SDA1, my windows partition, to boot first and it works just fine.
The problem is with my second machine, a Compaq Presario sharing XP Home and Ubuntu 11.04.I went into the Ubuntu Startup Manager exactly as before and selected SDA1, my Windows partition.... but - the machine boots to SDA2, the recovery partition. I went back through the process several times to make sure I'd done it correctly, but it keeps booting SDA2, so I have to manually select SDA1. Would the fact that SDA2 is fat32 have anything to do with it????
Something else I just remembered, awhile back Windows wouldn't boot on this machine and I went into Ubuntu and ran in a terminal - ( I'm pretty sure this is what I ran ) sudo grub-update. that corrected that problem, but I wonder if it's causing the issue I'm having now?
Anyhow, here's what I have - - -