Re: Booting once on a different OS (with grub)
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:07:58 +0000 (UTC)
- From: davidson <davidson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Booting once on a different OS (with grub)
On Fri, 22 Jun 2018, Pétùr wrote:
Is there a way to tell grub to boot the next time (and only this time)
to a different OS than the default one?
$ man -k reboot
grub-reboot (8) - set the default boot entry for GRUB, for the next
Caveat: I have never used it.
$ man grub-reboot
GRUB-REBOOT(8) System Administration Utilities GRUB-REBOOT(8)
grub-reboot - set the default boot entry for GRUB, for the
next boot only
grub-reboot [OPTION] MENU_ENTRY
Set the default boot menu entry for GRUB, for the next boot only.
print this message and exit
print the version information and exit
expect GRUB images under the directory DIR/grub
instead of the /boot/grub directory
MENU_ENTRY is a number, a menu item title or a menu item
Please note that menu items in submenus or sub-submenus
require specifying the submenu components and then the menu
item component. The titles should be separated using the
greater-than character (>) with no extra spaces.
Depending on your shell some characters including > may need
escaping. More information about this is available in the
GRUB Manual in the section about the 'default' command.
I have a bluetooth keyboard which does not work in grub. This is why
I want to tell grub, while I am on debian, to boot at the next reboot
to entry n°3 (which is a window I keep for some specific softwares).
I do not want to change grub order each time. I am looking more to
something like "touch /forcefsck" to force check filesystem (but for
booting to entry 3 in grub).