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Old 09-03-2009, 04:30 AM   #1
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cannot display Dual boot option

Hi All,

I have install both Windows and Red Hat 9. It was working properly. Now, the problem arise. When I on my system. I cannot see the boot option display -Red hat/Win. As soon as I on my system, it automatically boot the Red hat. Now, I cannot select wndows.

Please advise how to correct this error.

Old 09-03-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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Looks like you need to set the time delay on the bootloader.
If you're using grub, the config file should be in /boot/grub. Open the menu.lst file wth your editor and fix the menu delay option. I'm stuck on Windows at work, so I don't know what the option is called exactly.
I think it's called "timeout". Give a value between 5-10 seconds.

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Old 09-03-2009, 05:04 AM   #3
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There is another option that you should look into, it is hidemenu in /boot/grub/grub.conf. Comment it and it will show you the menu.


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