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Old 11-16-2003, 07:11 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2 - Graphical boot


I just installed Madrake 9.2 on a spare machine. It only has Mandrake on it.

When I switch it on it goes to a boot prompt, and I have to type in 'Linux', and then it boots into Mandrake.

Is there anyway to make it automatically boot into Mandrake, so I dont have to type anything in?

From the Mandrake Control Centre it says its using LILO with a graphical menu.

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Old 11-16-2003, 07:35 AM   #2
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If you look at the /etc/lilo.conf file you will see a timeout=xx value and default=label. xx is tenths of seconds so 100 = 10 seconds. If the default is set to a linux then it will automatically boot after the default time period.

If you orginally configured lilo during the install for a graphical menu then not sure why its not working. You can try to rewrite lilo and see what happens.

/sbin/lilo
 
Old 11-16-2003, 02:18 PM   #3
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I checked lilo.conf, and Linux was set as the default. Timeout was set as 100.

I never realised that it would automatically boot into the default after a certain amount of time.

So I changed Timeout to 50 (as I dont want to wait 10 secs), and saved the file.

When the computer starts, it goes to the boot prompt, and does nothing. I have to type in Linux to make it boot into Linux. It doesn't automatically do it.

It didn't automatically do it before I changed the file either.

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Old 11-16-2003, 04:02 PM   #4
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Did you rerun lilo?

/sbin/lilo
 
Old 11-21-2003, 05:13 PM   #5
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Would I need to do this even though I restarted the computer?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 06:21 PM   #6
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Yes. When you edit the configuration file you must rerun lilo for the changes to be updated.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #7
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My 9.2 automatically boots to graphical and logs me on.
I went to Mandrake control center "Boot" tab then in the "system mode" section I selected "Launch graphical environment when system starts" and the "Yes I want to autologin with this user"
You have probably already done this but just in case, thats how I got mine to work.

Continued gratitude to all those who help us newbies
 
Old 11-22-2003, 05:18 PM   #8
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Okay, thanks for the help
 
  


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