Grub 2 Set Default Boot Option

Here is something I found the need to do the other day.  I needed to change the default option on my grub 2 setup.

First you will need to know the menu item title you want to set grub 2 to boot to.

Open the /etc/grub2.cfg file to get a look at your grub menu items.

su -c 'vi /etc/grub2.cfg'

Do not make changes.

Look for entries like the line below…

menuentry 'Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64' --class fedora --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {

The 'Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64' is an example of a menu item title.

Now copy the menu item title you want grub 2 to use as the default, and use it in the command below.

su -c 'grub2-set-default "menu title item"'

or as an example

su -c 'grub2-set-default "Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.1.6-1.fc16.x86_64"'

Now restart and it should boot to the menu option you chose.

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