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Old 09-26-2003, 01:53 PM   #1
timmy toad
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Angry How do I change the Default in LILO.CONF

When I instaled Linux last weekend i got Linux by Default in the BOOT up menu, I then added WINDOWS XP to the bottom of the list, this works very well.

I would like now to have Windows XP as the default, i have therfore been editing the file /etc/lilo.conf to try and do this ...........

I have actually moved Windows to the top of the List in the file but it still remains at the bottom !!!!!!!!!!and changed WINDOWS to be the default !!!!!!!!!!!!! but still LINUX boots as the default



help please
Old 09-26-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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After you editied the file did you run 'lilo' to apply the changes?
Old 09-26-2003, 02:22 PM   #3
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Did you run /sbin/lilo -v as root when you were done?
Old 09-26-2003, 02:28 PM   #4
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no siree, i didnt know i had to that ta

i'll give that a go, ta.

LATER:- fantastic, that worked straightaway, thanks a lot, now i gotta find out why my sound doesnt work !!!!!


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