Originally Posted by olsonsam
where is /boot/grub/menu.lst i.e. where do I access that. I've been windows exclusive for about 12 years now. Linux is a complete mystery to me, so I'd really appreciate it if you could REALLY dumb all this down.
well, the location is /boot/grub/menu.lst. depending on what distro you use you can sometimes change this with the configuration screen.
eg: if you use mandrake (now mandriva) it's "drakconf" (open a terminal and type drakconf)
in suse it's YaST2 (mind the capital letters)
otherwise, if you want to manually edit the file. in X use kwrite, in console use vi.
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
viewport 3 2 77 22
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent vga=788
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 resume=/dev/hda5
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 failsafe resume=/dev/hda5
in this case the first entry (title linux) is the default.
if you want more help i suggest you tell us your linux version, there could verry well be a configuration wizard mutch like the "windows style"