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Old 08-25-2003, 12:08 PM   #1
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changing boot order

hello everybody
i have installed mandrake 9.0 . iwant the order in which the OS boot screen appears to be changed . currently it shows linux and then windows i need wndows to be first in the list..
please tell how do i go about it...
Old 08-25-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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Try editing your grub.conf file and just move the order of the entries.
Old 08-25-2003, 12:25 PM   #3
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If you want the visible order changed, I think you just move it up in the configuration file. If you want the literal order changed, just change the default line. (This is from a LILO perspective, but it's probably much the same with Grub.) So /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf, I think.

-- That *couldn' t have taken me that long to type. wtf? Grr. Sorry. Again.

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Old 08-25-2003, 01:34 PM   #4
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The GUI is slightly non-intuitive.
Go to Mandrake Control Centre.
Click on Boot.
Then click on DrakBoot.
Click on "Configure" the Lilo/gub mode.
Click on OK when the thingy comes up.
You may then have to install some more packages.
(They are on Install CD1, and why the hell they aren't installed from the beginning I don't know)
When the drakboot box comes up you will see the linux is marked with an asterix meaning it's the default.
Click on windows to highlight it and then click the "Modify" button.
Check the default button.
OK everything and on rebooting you will find Windows is your default and it should then be on top.
Why do you want it on top anyway?
What's the matter with having linux on top?
Old 08-25-2003, 02:24 PM   #5
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............and if youre using LILO and you want to change the default OS to Windows then

Open a console

root password

kedit /etc/lilo.conf

Look for the line near the the top that says


Change it to the label name that you have called Windows in the stanza at the bottom: ie if its


then youd want to change it to


then simply save the file - then as root user again run


to make ther changes take effect

(as for the shown order on the boot menu try just re-ordering the image stanzas themeselves in lilo - make sure you run /sbin/lilo to make the changes take effect)

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