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Old 12-09-2003, 11:22 AM   #1
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Question Configuring LILO/Grub ..... ?

I would like to know how can i edit the grub/lilo paramenters or configuration. How can i modify the time it takes and it's stuff. How can I modify it in order to let W2K to be the default one. ?

Old 12-09-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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man grub
man lilo
Use the search function for these boards.
Use google.

The best thing is to look at /etc/lilo.conf, or /boot/grub/grub.conf and try to understand what's there already. If you manage that, you know how to do pretty much anything you need to do.

Happy reading!

Old 12-09-2003, 11:50 AM   #3
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Look in the /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf files. Making an entry default can be done by putting it's paragraph before the paragraphs for the other entries.
Old 12-09-2003, 01:50 PM   #4
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In lilo.conf you can change the ;




directives to achieve a shorter boot time and different OS to boot first, respectively - (the default= directive has to match one of the label= directive names in one of the OS stanzas)

With lilo.conf, after any changes make sure you type;


to re-install LILO and the new map..

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