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Old 04-12-2010, 06:18 AM   #1
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Red face BIOS

What is the procedure to stop dual boot up in your BIOS on Linux
Old 04-12-2010, 06:55 AM   #2
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Not sure this is exactly you looking for :

open terminal and go to vim /boot/grub/menu.lst and remove the option which you don't want (be careful don't remove the one you required).

Or make default = the one you want to start automatically (number starts from zero) and set timeout=0.
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Welcome to LQ!

I don't think that dual boot is a BIOS property, but rather a function of the boot loader. The procedure that ravishedkar outlined will work for GRUB, but not all Linux distros use GRUB. If you tell us what distro you're using, we can give better help.
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Dual boot has nothing to do with the BIOS. Grub allows you set the default boot OS, select an alternate boot OS, or even allow boot to only one OS.

Cheers, Lou

EDIT: Sorry Hangdog42. Was responding while your response was posted.

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Old 04-12-2010, 07:11 AM   #5
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The BIOS **can** be used for dual-boot. If you have two hard drives, you can install an OS on each one and then change the boot order in the BIOS setup.

You said "stop" dual-boot. What is your current setup?
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Thanks pixellany. I'm aware of that, but I assumed those details might confuse things here. Should have considered what they say about assume.

Cheers, Lou


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