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Old 02-07-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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To delete extra options


Im a newbie; recently installed MandrakeLinux10.1 on my pc which has WindowsXP home that I have resized; so both Windows and Linux are running on the same hard disk.

Now after the pc gets rebooted, I EXPECT to see only WindowsXP and MandrakeLinux options to choose from. But other than these two, I get a few options too viz. failsafe etc.

Can you help me
1. to explain what it is
2. remove those extra options.

Pl let me know if you want more info.

Thx in advance.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 11:39 AM   #2
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browse to /boot and try to find out whether you're using lilo or grub for bootloader

if you're using grub then you can edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and delete the lines you don't need

just be sure you don't delete the lines you use for booting your linux normally (which should be under title: (what-you-normally-select) )

if you don't see grub in /boot then look in /etc directory and edit lilo.conf
 
Old 02-07-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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Failsafe is similar to Safe Mode and can be used if ou have problems. As to the other options, you'll have to give us their names so we can tell you what they are.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 07:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the comments mates. I will try what you have suggested.
-Meanwhile, I had tried the failsafe option then, the system hanged; is there any problem with that option?

- The other options that coming up after booted up are:

Linux-nonfb
2427-Opre21

Can you explain what they are and how to get rid of it if I don't need them?

Thanks very much.
 
Old 02-09-2005, 12:28 PM   #5
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nonfb is non-Framebuffer - both it and failsafe are somthing to try if your main route fails or has problems. To get rid of them (I think Mandrake uses LILO) as root do [/b]pico /etc/lilo[/b] or whatever your favourite editor is and put a # in front of the lines you want to lose. Save it and then run /sbin/lilo (still as root). If it doesn't chuck out any errors, on your next reboot the options will be gone.
 
  


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