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Old 08-16-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Changing Grub order


I just set up a dual boot on my notebook and was wondering how I can edit the order of the boot list and also change "other" to ready Windows XP?

Thanks for any info on where this file is located and how I can make those changes.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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I bet a quick search could answer this one.

/boot/grub/grub.conf

It may look obvious when you see it.

 
Old 08-16-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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Just change the order of the listing in the grub.conf file. To default to a different OS, change the line default=appropriate-number on your list (default = 0 implies first item/OS in your listing and so on). To get the word "Windows XP", change the title in the line containing Windows from Other to Windows XP.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:23 PM   #4
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I am just a NEWBIE in Linux, I modified the titles in /boot/grub/grub.conf but I found the result is just the same.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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You've almost got it. Changing the titles by itself won't change the boot order; that's set by the 'default' setting in grub.conf - I'm posting mine as an example:

default=2
timeout=05
splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.8-1.521)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.521 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.8-1.521.img

title Fedora Core (2.6.7-1.494.2.2)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.7-1.494.2.2 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.7-1.494.2.2.img


title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1


Here you can see that the first Fedora Core (1.6.8-1.521) would be position "0", while Fedora Core (2.6.7-1.494.2.2) would be position "1" and I have chosen to start Windows XP (position "2") as my default . Yes, SHAME ON ME, but I have one of my kids working on her resume and she isn't into Linux.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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Question

Thank you so much for the quick reply JustOl'Bob.

I can now change the order of the loader list. But I still can not change the name of the title. I still find "linux" and "DOS" when boot up.

By the way, I am just new in Linux and I wanna to know more about this not going back to the dark force.

I am using RedHat 9
uname -rv
2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003

Also, could anyone help me figure out how to upgrade packages in RedHat? apt-get in Debian can save most of works and that's the end of story, how about other distro like RedHat? I am using dial up.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:34 PM   #7
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Hmmm.... after you edit the grub.conf in terminal, are you saving the change and then typing 'exit' before closing the terminal? If not, the changes won't hold. Another suggestion would be to highlight, copy and then post your grub.conf here so we can see what might need to be changed.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:37 PM   #8
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Wish I knew more about Red Hat; I'm a new user of Fedora Core 2 and use YUM, Synaptic and the bundled Up2date for upgrades. Maybe a fresh post about this separate question would get you some quick responses.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:47 AM   #9
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You can either click on the flashing RedHat icon at the bottom right of your screen or go to system tools - redhat network and follow the instructions.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 02:35 PM   #10
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Just want to make sure that this is looking correct -

If I want XP as my primary booting OS - it should look like this?

#boot=/dev/sda
default=1
timeout=120
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora Core (2.6.8-1.521smp)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.8-1.521smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.8-1.521smp.img
title Windows XP Pro
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
 
Old 09-01-2004, 09:52 AM   #11
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Looks okay to me.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 10:16 AM   #12
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As long as you don't mind that 2 minute timeout delay .
 
Old 09-01-2004, 04:09 PM   #13
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nope, I set it at that for personal preference.
 
  


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