also would like to make runlevel 3 as my default which i believe i change in my init.d folder config files (i have to read my college notes again ).
in rh/fedora you do this by altering /etc/inittab
# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
place 3 instead of 5
I want to use windowsxp's boot loader and NOT the grub boot loader, because if redhat goes bye bye, so does windows with the grub loader.
I don't know if you can do that. Anyway this is a windows question not a linux one.
You may use the boot loader of patition magic (but not all versions of patition magic do have the loader).
If you have problems with grub use lilo.
"lilo -u" will uninstall the loader in case you don't need it any more.
There is also a command in windows rescue console "fixmbr" to overwright the masterbootsection.
Hope it helps...