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Old 07-16-2004, 12:10 PM   #1
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lilo bootloader.


I am trying to edit my lilo config and i have changed the time for it to select a OS but i want to change it to boot windows as my primary OS, any tips from the info below would be helpfull

# append=""
# Boot up Linux by default.
#
default="Linux"

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label="Linux"
initrd=/boot/initrd.img
append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet"
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image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.26
label="Linux(2.4)-1"
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.4.26
append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet"
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image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.6
label="Linux(2.6)-2"
initrd=/boot/initrd.img-2.6.6
append="ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet"
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# If you have another OS on this machine to boot, you can uncomment the
# following lines, changing the device name on the 'other' line to
# where your other OS' partition is.
#
# other=/dev/hda4
# label=HURD
# restricted
# alias=3
other=/dev/hda1
label="WinXP/2K(hda1)"
other=/dev/hda5
label="WinXP/2K(hda5)"


What do i need to change around and where ?

Thanks,
crapper
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:25 PM   #2
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ummm.

See that little line that says "default="

You should definitely look into that more.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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I know but i dont know what to enter there or if there is anything below etc that will need to be moved or deleted.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 01:10 PM   #4
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You need to change default="Linux" to

default="WinXP/2K(hda1)" or

default="WinXP/2K(hda5)", depending on which partition you want to boot to.
 
Old 07-16-2004, 03:50 PM   #5
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..

Don't want him to think for himself?
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:08 PM   #6
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lilo

Thanks mdg it worked just fine.

As for the reply above from SirSlappy I think he needs a good slappy OK, this section of the forum is for newbies and that is what i am.
I do think! that is why I want to learn Linux.
I also think enough not to add to my posts childish descriptions of my systems wether they be "Dell" (just stoped laughing) or any other system.

Remember I only asked a Linux question on a Linux forum.


Thanks again mdg

crapper
 
Old 07-16-2004, 09:33 PM   #7
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hrm

As you will find, n00b, those childish descriptions are pretty common and are there partly to help anyone who wants to help me.

The Dell Inspiron 8500 is quite challenging to use with linux and, believe it or not, Dell sold quite a few of those laptops. Some of the ones they sold went to linux users and there are pages on the net all about linux on those laptops.

It's obvious you are a newbie.

I wasn't trying to insult you previously. I only wanted you to look at the config file and think for yourself. I was trying to be helpful in a way that you might go do some research (or even just take a stab at changing lilo.conf) and learn something.
 
  


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