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Old 09-16-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
saiz66
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Suse boot loader


Hi installed Suse and I want to change the boot loading options if it is possible. I want windows xp to be the first one to boot into instead of suse and change the time to boot into it when no OS is selected. Thanks!
 
Old 09-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Which bootloader are you using?

To cover both - for LILO edit /etc/lilo.conf

change the

default=........

line to match the Windows

label=..........

line

for the timeout, change the

timeout=..........

line

finally type

/sbin/lilo

For GRUB edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file

change the

default=

parameter

the OS sections run from 0,1,2 etc etc

0 corresponds to the first OS entry - 1 to the second OS entry etc etc.........

Last edited by Skyline; 09-16-2004 at 11:55 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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I want to change the default OS that boots (and would be first in the list of choices on the boot screen) to Nt instead of the default of SuSE. My lilo.conf file looks like this:

boot = /dev/hda
vga = normal
read-only
menu-scheme = Wg:kw:Wg:Wg
lba32
prompt
timeout = 80
message = /boot/message

image = /boot/vmlinuz
label = linux
root = /dev/hdb3
initrd = /boot/initrd

image = /boot/vmlinuz_24
label = linux_2.4
root = /dev/hdb3
initrd = /boot/initrd_24
optional

image = /boot/vmlinuz.suse
label = suse
root = /dev/hdb3
initrd = /boot/initrd.suse
optional

other = /dev/hda1
label = nt

image = /boot/memtest.bin
label = memtest86


How would you suggest that I change this lilo.conf file to have nt be the default OS?

Thanks,
Lexsar
 
Old 09-17-2004, 05:20 PM   #4
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suse doesn't use lilo (by default), configure it from within yast, it's much easier and safer.

yast2->system ->bootloader configuration.

Last edited by rshaw; 09-17-2004 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 12:59 PM   #5
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Hi rshaw,

I tried yast2->system ->bootloader configuration but I don't see where it gives any option at all as to what will boot first. Ideas?
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:11 PM   #6
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in the bootloader config , highlight the "default section" line and click edit. then highlight and click up or down to move them. highlight and click set default to set the default os to boot after the timeout
 
  


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