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Old 10-20-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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Changing Grub Menu at Bootup


Greetings,

I have loaded RedHat 9 in a dual-boot situation with WinXP.

The menu is very nice for Red Hat but mischieviously identifies Windows XP Pro as...

...DOS!!!! ;-)

Having used every version of DOS from 2.x onwards, it doesn't bother me.

But I want to change it for appearance purposes to something like "Windows XP pseudo-Professional Billy World"

How can I do that. I think the system is called GRUB or somesuch. I have tried pressing the 'e' key etc. but those are load options, not menu modifications.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:05 AM   #2
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You will need to edit your /etc/grub.conf file.

Change this line:
title DOS
to
title Windows XP (or whater)

See grub documentation for additional help.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:35 PM   #3
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Michael,

Thank YOU!

It now can read: "BillyWorld: Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here..."

:-)

Cheers
 
Old 10-25-2003, 04:13 AM   #4
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did you find /etc/grub.conf ??
guess not try /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 10-25-2003, 06:14 AM   #5
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Thought it was /boot/grub/menu.lst; or has it changed?
 
Old 10-25-2003, 07:01 AM   #6
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The file was found! I can't remember which one now, but it must have been in the original directory named.

No problems altering the entry.

Appreciate the guidance!

Cheers,
 
Old 10-25-2003, 08:21 AM   #7
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Thought it was /boot/grub/menu.lst; or has it changed?
it depends on the distro,
but menu.lst is also possible
 
  


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