I've been messing with Mandrake 9.0 for about a week now, and have so far figured out everything I want to figure out, including getting VNC server to start up when the machine boots.
Anyways.. I've noticed that with KDE (runlevel 5) when I logout of KDE, it takes me to the graphical login. Then if I choose Shutdown, it gives me a choice for "reboot" and then a dropdown list of choices (Linux, Windows, failsafe, etc..) If I choose windows, the machine will reboot, and completely bypass lilo.. and just start loading windows.
Linux is the default option in the graphical version of LILO. So if I were to reboot my windows partition, it would reboot into linux. I need to be able to VNC into my machine and tell it to reboot into windows if I want to. just like the graphical KDE does. Catch is.. I need to be able to do this from a shell prompt.
I've already got pcAnywhere for the windows side, just need a way to get BACK to it remotely if I reboot my machine. Thanks guys! I'm a quick learner. Anyone got any suggestions?
AMD Athlon XP 1700+
2 WD 40gb 7200 drives (one for linux)
256mb pc2700 DDR RAM
WindowsXP Pro/Mandrake 9 dual boot.