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Old 11-17-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Question GrUB boot order

Hello, this is my first time using grub boot loader so i dont know much about the process... i had a compaq laptop i purchased earlier in the year i wanted to boot with Vista and Linux... i did this succesfully using partition magic 8.0 and Microsoft Vista as well as linux magazine's issue of openSUSE 10.2 which pre loads grub for you. my question is(since i dont know anything about grub) how do i change the order to auto-boot windows first or even better remove the auto-boot all together.

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"how do i change the order to auto-boot windows first"

Edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst. Each operating system will be described in a section starting with a title statement. Move the title section of whichever OS you want to be the default OS to the first position in the list.

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Old 11-17-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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Or, in the same file named by jailbait, near the top there is a line that reads 'default 0'. Counting starts with 0 for the first; 1 for the second; and so on. Just count titles down to the xp title entry, and change the default number to that number for the one to boot.

To change the amount of time you have before autoboot, change the timeout line to whatever time (in seconds) you want. If the timeout is zero, grub will not timeout, and will wait until you choose an OS to boot.

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