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I have just installed linux redhat 9.0. In the grub menu i am given 3 options
the third is the DOS, from which i can enter winXP. i just want to know how can i set winXP as my number 1 bootable OS - it should be the first option than the third and i also want to change its name from DOS to XP.
Another question is that i cant access the internet and i have no sound on linux. i have two ethernet cards in my computer. and i have a small home networking that i am unable to set. Please i do need some help......
The solution to the first problem is easy. Open /boot/grub/menu.lst [or where ever redhat keeps your grub conf file] and add the line 'default 2' at the top. [The first entry is 0, the second 1, so the third is 2]. Save and reboot, it should come up with XP.
Failing that find the section in menu.lst that loads XP:
and move it to be above Redhats first grub option. Grub will happily load the first entry in the menu.lst file, unless a 'default' line is specified.
There is also a 'saved' option, but I don't know how this works.
[The thread was answered while I was typing this!]
eth0 is the first ethernet network card in the computer, eth1 the second [lo is loopback, and is used by some programs to talk to each other on the computer]
If you don't have eth0 or eth1 then your network cards aren't setup. Somewhere will be a RedHat configure tool to do this.
Once you have a working network card, tell your web browser where the proxy server is [Something Like Tools>Options or Edit>Preferences, then look for 'Advanced settings', 'Connection settings' or 'Proxy Settings'] enter the address of the proxy server, then the port number [normally 8080]
If you connect using a router, I suspect it should just be picked up by the web browser, try typing a URL in and see what happens!