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Old 07-01-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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Question Changing priority of Dual Boot System


Last night I successfully installed Fedora Core 1 onto my family computer. Its quite exciting, I can now use a computer for the first time in 12 years without Bill Gates looking over my shoulder!

Unfortunatley, the Dual boot offers Linux as default and DOS as the alternative.

My young kids will get confused when they have to ask the computer to boot in DOS.

Which files, and where are they, do I alter to change the priority of boot? ie leave it 10 seconds and it automatically boots to the default O/S.

I'd also like to change the displayed O/S titles to something a little more inspirational than DOS, eg Windows XP - minor detail I know.

Many thanks

 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:27 AM   #2
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boot into linux

login as root

edit /boot/grub/grub/conf

set

default=1

... that is ... assuming

title Fedora ...

title DOS

You can even change this DOS to Windows.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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You using grub as a boot loader? If so, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf as root. For the default OS find the line at the top of the file that says 'default =' and change it to reflect DOS's position in the file. In other words, if DOS is listed first then 'default = 0', if it's second then 'default = 1', etc. Go ahead and change the part where is says 'title DOS' to 'title Windows XP' or anything you want it to say. Mine says 'Windows XP. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! Use at your own peril'.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 06:01 AM   #4
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Mine says 'Windows XP. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! Use at your own peril'
Yes indeed. Mine simply says 'Satan OS'
 
Old 07-01-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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Smile

I like your styles!

Thank you - Yes, I'm using GRUB - I'll give that a try tonight, it seems so straightforward, excellent.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 06:45 PM   #6
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Thanks guys - excellent! - all works beautifully
 
  


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