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Old 01-20-2002, 09:56 PM   #1
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Startup


i installed linux to learn how to use it, but i still want to use windows as my default OS . my problem is on the linux startup screen i have to scroll down to windows and press enter or it automatically loads linux. the screen only stays up for like 3 seconds and i keep missing it. oh by the way im using linux mandrake 8.1 Thanks!
 
Old 01-20-2002, 10:09 PM   #2
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the line

default=0

means use the first one in the list




you can change it or rearrange the list in the lilo.conf or grub.conf file


for lilo make sure you run lilo after editing

it will show an * by the default

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Old 01-20-2002, 10:15 PM   #3
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ok, i hope i dont sound like an idiot, but i installed linux 3 days ago and before that the only thing i knew about linux is that it had a penguin for a logo. could you walk me though it? i know how to get into the KDE and open a console and thats about it. Thanks!
 
Old 01-21-2002, 12:37 AM   #4
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you need to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file - you can do that from any text editor, console or graphical. since you're in kde, use kwrite.

just open the editor, open /etc/lilo.conf, and change the 0 to a 1, (as David pointed out), or whatever number corresponds to windows. you'll probably need to be root to edit the file, and you'll want to run lilo afterwards.
 
Old 01-21-2002, 12:52 AM   #5
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ok, got it. whats lilo? thanks
 
Old 01-21-2002, 01:27 AM   #6
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Nevermind, i figured it out. YaY im learning!!!! *Does the Dilbert victory dance* oh and fyi, it doesn't list default=0 it's default=linux. i just had to change default=linux to default=windows, save it, open the console type "lilo" press enter and Voila. Thanks for all your help!
 
Old 01-21-2002, 06:52 AM   #7
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your right, use the label with lilo.conf

grub uses the index number or if the line is not there it goes by the list order
 
  


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