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Hello. im absolute newbie at linux. yetserdeay i just managed to install Linux (Debian) on my comp and got a little bit confused.
i have 4 partitions on my hard drive, hd1(system), hd2 for WinXP; and hd3 and hd4(swap) for linux. after the first reboot i got a window with a caption - LILO 22.214.171.124... , to choose a drive to boot from.
it looks something like this:
hda1(NT) <---thats where my winxp system is
the default boot drive is actually hda2 (???). whell, what i managed to do from within linux is to change "hda1(NT)" name to "Windows" but i couldnt make it default boot drive.
i can choose to boot from hda1 manulally and my winxp works fine, but it windows doesnt recognise the other two partitions(ext3 file system). is that should be that way?
1. how can i change the default boot drive to hda1(Windows) and remove hda2 from that LILO list because it is not bootable???
2. is it possible to get rid of that LILO, and when starting winxp, there would be a list of operating systems that i could choose from(winXp or Linux) (like when hitting "F8 or whatever" key)?
To save things in vim you have to use :write!. Depending on what desktop enviroment you are using, you can kwrite (kde) or gedit (gnome), and besides them, there are loads of none-command line text editors out there.
im using a terminal, because i know how to become root there (su). im using gedit, and when i open lilo.conf with non-command editor, i dont know how to become root without using the terminal to overwrite this read-only file.