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Old 08-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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where do i edit the bootup menu list between XP/Redhat9?


hello people i've just installed a dual boot OS on my system
and just wondering where i would edit the bootup (for example in windows = boot.ini) menu so i can put XP(DOS) as my default startup and Linux Redhat as the second?

thanks in advance
 
Old 08-22-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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if you are using grub, you need to edit "/boot/grub/menu.lst"
 
Old 08-23-2004, 01:14 AM   #3
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hi there

edit /etc/grub.conf
if using grub
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
it u r using lilo
edit
/etc/lilo.conf
then
#lilo


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Old 08-25-2004, 08:13 AM   #4
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Hey people thanks for ur reply

but still as being a newbie with this Operating System
maybe if i go further in details then u should know what i am talking about..
heres what i did to my computer

I've got a dual operating system running on my computer

C drive = > Windows Xp Professional
D drive = > Linux Red Hat 9.0

****************************************
-----------------RedHat Configuration--------------------
****************************************

the first partition (root partition) on D drive is i set it up as "etc"
then the other partition is the swap ( dont know what the heck that is) but yeah

then if i run or restart my computer i have 2 options that appeared

Linux Red Hat
DOS

where do i go to edit that? cos still grub or Lilo i dont know what u mean by that as im totally new to this environment

thanks very much for ur kind reply

TecraX
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:22 AM   #5
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hi there

as i told u in my above post

u need to follow the instructions

what do u see written on the screen???
lilo or grub

edit the file accordingly as mentioned in my last post

regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:34 AM   #6
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@tecrax - even though the MBR was where you probably installed the bootloader, the information is not going to be written to any file / folder in Windows. You need to look in Linux.

@masand - he probably didn't realize that the config files were in Linux as opposed to in Windows, since Windows is on the primary IDE controller as the Primary drive.

@tecrax - I use Fedora Core as a dual boot with Win XP as the main boot OS (thus far) and there is an option (at least from the KDE menu, and in the menu under gnome as well) that lets you edit he necessary file wherever it is set on your Linux distro to change the options.

In KDE, I go to 'System Settings' ==> bootloader and change which I want to boot.

I also changed the names in the file itself from another menu, using the KDE Control Center found in 'Preferences'.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 10:09 AM   #7
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hi
>>>@masand - he probably didn't realize that the config files were in Linux as opposed to in Windows, since Windows is on the primary IDE controller as the Primary drive.<<<<<

could u pl.. explaiin what do u mean by that

i know the config files are in linux,,, for that reason i am specifying lilo.conf or grub.conf


regards
 
Old 09-08-2004, 10:36 AM   #8
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thanks people got it sorted
 
  


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