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Old 09-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Editing GRUB Loader to Have WINXP As Default OS


I need to edit my grub loader to ahve windows xp as my default OS and not Fedora. I also want to know how to change the amount of time the grub loader appears before it automatically chooses the default. I went into the Grub.conf with VI but I dont know what to change... a little guidance would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-17-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Here are the two lines to change:
Quote:
timeout 5
default 0
In this example, the timeout is 5 seconds, and the default OS is the first one on the list. (GRUB numbering starts at 0)

GRUB manual here:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html
 
Old 09-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #3
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Allright I got the timeout to where I wanted it... but I'm still confused as to making windows my primary OS. Do I just switch the two to make all the windows information first?
 
Old 09-18-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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"default 0" means that the default will be the first item on the list. All you have to do is change the default statement to the desired number. eg if Windows is the third entry, you want "default 2"
 
  


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