Help with Vista bootloader VS Grub



Ok.. so after a little work I kinda got things working... now I need a little help "tweaking". Here is a little background:
HP DV9500 laptop
Vista on sda1
Ubuntu 7.10 on sdb1

The only way I could get into Linux using BCD is by adding the Linux entry and checking "Grub isn't installed to the bootsector"

When the PC boots up, I get the Vista bootloader now with the option of going into Windows or my linux entry.

When I choose Windows, it goes into windows. . . good so far.

When I choose the Linux entry, it takes me to the Grub bootloader, where I have the choice to go into the various Ubuntu, Memtest etc. as well as back to the vista bootloader.

What I am interested in doing, is getting rid of the Vista boot loader, so that it goes straight to Grub, only instead of having an option in Grub to go back to the vista bootloader, i want that choice to lead me to the Vista OS.

Is there an easy way to accomplish this?


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
The easiest way to fix this problem is to issue:
gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
on Ubuntu, then change the
line to
timeout 0
Then save and exit.


Awesome. That was one quick response. Thanks! That did what I needed. We can say this is another case closed.