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Old 08-08-2005, 08:23 AM   #1
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Change Dual boot default


Hi

I have a machine with Win98 and linux 9.0.......Grub Boot loader......and Linux boots by default.....

I want to make my machine boot to Windows by default......rather than Linux (as it is doing at the moment).....

Please help me out .....
Thanks
 
Old 08-08-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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there should be a file called either grub.conf or menu.lst in your /boot/grub directory. the file should have a line that says

default 0

or something like that. if windows is the second title in your grub config file, you just need to make it say

default 1

or if windows is the third you need to say

default 2

that should do it.

you caould also rewrite the config file so that the windows title is first.. just add the lines that are at the bottom dealing with windows to the area above the linux lines.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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OP: sorry if I sound condescending to you, but...

rtm.

If you already read the manual, tell us. Also, if anything in the manual confused you, let us know--maybe we can explain it to you.

I suggest you read ESR's `Smart Questions' (GIYF).

I don't mean to be rude. I honestly think you'll be doing yourself a great favor by following my suggestions.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #4
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I read jonaskoelker's post and agreed that they are good points.... but I honestly have no clue with GIYF is.

As he (and others) can probably tell, I subscribe to a similar philosophy, with a link to the Smart Questions article in my sig.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:56 PM   #5
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no clue with GIYF
then read `Smart Questions' again

It's related to ST(F)W.

hth --Jonas
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:31 PM   #6
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Oops, yeah, I did just read it. I guess I just never see that one so it doesn't stick in my mind as well. I have to remember that one, it's a good one.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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googling for GIYF gives me The Jargon File (as you probably know, also by ESR). See, GIYF

If you have the jargon file on your box (in dict form),
Code:
$ dict GIYF
explains it. I'm surprised it isn't in VERA nor wtf.
Code:
$ wtf GIYF
Gee...  I don't know what GIYF means...
$ wtf -t comp GIYF
Gee...  I don't know what GIYF means
$ locate acronyms
/usr/share/games/bsdgames/acronyms
/usr/share/games/bsdgames/acronyms.comp
$ exit
--Jonas
 
Old 08-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #8
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Now those are some programs I need.

Code:
sudo emerge -v dictd-jargon app-doc/jargon wtf
GIMF, indeed. (M=my)
 
Old 08-08-2005, 06:40 PM   #9
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wow, you guys can sure get off subject.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 06:55 PM   #10
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Quote:
off subject
aka. `off-topic', or just OT for news-junkies

--Jonas
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:40 PM   #11
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Sorry. I guess that happens once in a while. Geeks are too nitpicky, I suppose. (not that Jonas is one, just me).
 
Old 08-09-2005, 05:52 AM   #12
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I'm a geek too! Don't you dare call me a non-geek
 
Old 08-09-2005, 09:45 AM   #13
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good god guys, just answer the questions and close the forums. you guys arent geeks, your assholes for wasting time.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 10:18 AM   #14
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If I bother you, complain to the moderators.
 
Old 08-09-2005, 12:19 PM   #15
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edong23: no, you've reached that title now. If you don't like our posts, don't read them. What the hell do we look like? Paid tech support? Stop whining or start paying.

Edit: I would like to apologize to the OP for how his thread has gone slightly awry. I will admit we did get a bit off topic there.

Last edited by Matir; 08-09-2005 at 12:21 PM.
 
  


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