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Old 07-03-2001, 04:00 PM   #1
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Question Booting Up with Multiple Operating Systems


When I installed my new hard drive, I first installed Windows 98. After that, I installed RH 7.1. The problem is, whenever I reboot, a Linux screen comes up with the option of booting into Linux or DOS. The default is Linux. Is there a way to make the default DOS?

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Old 07-03-2001, 04:57 PM   #2
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How did you get the option? I just dualbooted Win2K with RH7.0 and I need to find a simple way to be able to choose whoch OS I want to boot from. I'm still a little bit shy of trying mkhan's suggestion, though I know it must work.
 
Old 07-03-2001, 05:11 PM   #3
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You need to edit your /etc/lilo.conf file and where you see the line:

Code:
default=linux
change it to dos.

Then run lilo at the command by typing

Code:
# /sbin/lilo
That should fix the default boot OS.


HHH,

About the Windows 2K and Linux, its different when using 98 to win2K, linux picks up and knows the dos image that 98 is on and automatically sets that up. with win2k, your gonna want to read the howto's in getting that to work, you can set it up to boot from either lilo or from the windows loader.

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Old 07-03-2001, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I will try that out.

Randall
 
Old 07-03-2001, 06:26 PM   #5
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Thanx!

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