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Old 10-26-2002, 07:30 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2000
Location: A Mid-Atlantic state
Distribution: SuSE 8.1,Knoppix 3.2,Mandrake 9.1
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Grub question

I've looked around here and elsewhere but cant find a satisfactory answer to this:
How can you change the default OS in Grub after installation? The default entry was changed from 0 to 3 and rebooted but it just booted back into Linux.with the default entry change staying set at 3.
The menu.lst looked like this before it was changed:
timeout 10
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
i18n (hd1,1)/boot/grub/messages
keytable (hd1,1)/boot/us.klt
altconfigfile (hd1,1)/boot/grub/menu.once
default 0

title linux
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdd2 devfs=mount hda=ide-scsi quiet vga=788
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd.img

title linux-nonfb
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdd2 devfs=mount hda=ide-scsi
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd.img

title failsafe
kernel (hd1,1)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdd2 devfs=nomount hda=ide-scsi failsafe
initrd (hd1,1)/boot/initrd.img

title windows
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

title floppy
root (fd0)
chainloader +1
I havent used Grub since Mandrake 7.1 and then I never had to do any changes on it(other than the "amend' Mem=xxx" thing).
I have read where its best to choose the default os during installation but as I didnt install this(RH8) that never came into play.I'm sure I'm missing somthing simple or I'm trying to attempt the impossible.If anyone can help I"d surely appreciate it
Old 10-27-2002, 05:23 AM   #2
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Update2: the newbie I was trying to help finally realized(as I should have sooner )that he was actually using Lilo and not Grub So the problem's fixed,he's happy to boot directly to windows, and I feel a little foolish- but not too much

Last edited by lynch; 10-31-2002 at 05:14 AM.


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