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Old 08-19-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
m4rine
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GRUB Booting


hi everyone,

i have Linux installed on my family PC, i have GRUB dual booting Windows XP/SUSE 9.1 Pro.

the problem is 4 Windows users access this PC, and when i switch on GRUB loads linux after 10 seconds of the screen. They often switch on and do something else, so they end up coming back to linux.

how do i stop this? Preferably i would like to have it load Windows XP after 10 seconds instead - there is 4 of thm and 1 of me lol

many thanks for any help,

m4rine
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:31 PM   #2
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Just comment out the "timeout" line in grub.conf and then there will be an infinite delay.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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thanks, but where is 'grub.conf'?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Usually in /etc/ but the real name is:
/boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 08-19-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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cheers, and ive just realized there is a tut on the site aswell... thanks any how though!
 
Old 08-20-2004, 06:50 AM   #6
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i thought it was in /boot/grub/grub.conf but thats in fedora/rh dunno about suse maybe diff config.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:57 AM   #7
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well it appeared i didnt have to edit the files directly - in SUSE YaST2 had a ver easy config tool for it... i just selected Windows as the default and changed timeout to 4secs. very easy with the GUI rather than in files, mind u the files was easy enough.

anyway cheers for your help guys, but i have another query: if i am logged in not as root, i cannot browse to protected files, such as /root/ or change certain permissions/edit files. i know i can go to the console and type 'su root' and give the password, but this only enables me to browse the files on the konsole, not through konqerour.

cheers for any help,

m4rine
 
Old 08-21-2004, 12:32 PM   #8
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Select "Log Out" from the menu (or right click on the desktop) then select "Switch User" and when the login screen comes up, enter "root" as user and the root password. You'll be logged into KDE as the root.

Just be careful!

Mark
 
Old 08-21-2004, 03:46 PM   #9
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lol, i have already tried thanks though! it just goes into Yast2 and doesnt let me access Konqueror etc.
 
  


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