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Old 07-21-2009, 07:57 AM   #1
rando49
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Dual boot, Vista and Fedora11


Hello, I recently installed a dual boot running Vista first then Fedora 11. Everything went great but there is one thing I would like to change. When I boot up I get 2 options, Fedora or "Other" OS.How do I change the word "Other" to Windows Vista? Thanks!
 
Old 07-21-2009, 08:16 AM   #2
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Open the file

/boot/grub/grub.conf

as root in a text editor - you'll see that there is a label defined for each operating system. Simply change "other" next to the vista entry to whatever you want.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Thanks,
Thank you for the info, but when I tried to open the mentioned files, it tells me that I am not authorized to do so. Strange since I am the administrator and only user! Any advice?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #4
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You have to be root user or have sudo access to edit the file. Here are a couple ways you can accomplish this. Use command su - and it will prompt you for root password enter password and you will be logged in as root. Or you can edit /etc/sudoers (you need root access for this file as well) to add your username to have sudo access. Once that is done you could do command sudo vim /boot/grub/grub.conf
 
Old 07-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #5
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I tried the command su and set my password and when I typed in /boot/grub/grub.conf it said permission denied! I appreciate you help though! Any other thoughts would be appreciated!
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #6
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Just to clarify you must either add the - to su or su <username> for example <code>su root</code> <code>su -</code>
 
Old 07-22-2009, 02:48 PM   #7
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for me, I just enter "su nautilus"
that will bring up nautilus file manager as root

"su gedit" brings up gedit as root

to edit grub.conf
"su gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf"

are you using the gnome, kde or lxde version of fed11?
 
Old 07-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #8
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Thanks, Guys you are great!!!!
 
  


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