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Old 02-06-2004, 08:53 PM   #1
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changing grub's OS name

hi there,

i have both rh9 and winXP installed on the same machine.
is there a way i can change the name of how windows name is on the grub? it is "dos" and i would like to change it to "winxp". not much of a need, but i would like more with the real os name.

Old 02-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #2
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What you want to do is open your menu.lst file in /boot/grub/.

Once you have it open, you will see a title of dos, change that to reflect what you want it to be named.

title Windows XP Professional
Old 02-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #3
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edit your grub configurations in /boot/grub/grub.conf
Old 02-06-2004, 09:41 PM   #4
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thanks a lot guy's.

shame on me for not seeing it before asking :|


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