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Old 05-28-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
kingleo
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grub changes don't take effect


I use Mandrake 9 with WinXP (brrr...).
The menu.lst under grub folder was set to display a boot message like this:

linux
failsafe
NT
linux-nonfb
floppy

As I need to have as default OS the XP (unfortunately), I modified as root the file menu.lst changing the way they are appeared.
I reboot but nothing is changed. I see the same boot message.
What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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have another look at your menu.lst file to make sure you saved the changes. i've been known to edit files, and close them before saving them, so maybe other people do that too
 
Old 05-28-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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It's all ok. The old 'menu.lst' file is saved as 'menu.lst~'.
Any other ideas?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 11:43 AM   #4
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There should be a line near the top of the file like "default 0". Just change the digit to that which corresponds to XP in your list, remembering that GRUB starts counting from zero. If the entries in your menu.lst are in the order you gave above, then "default 2" should work.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 11:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tip, mugstar.
Before doing so, I suppose that this changes only the default OS.
This means that the display remains the same but the default is changed. If i'm right, is there a way to change the display too?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Yes, al you need to do to change the display is to change the listed order of the entries in menu.lst. You can still set any of them to 0, and that will be the default regardless of its physical position in the list, but you can set the entries in any order you like.

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