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Old 10-17-2004, 03:29 AM   #1
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how do i choses where linux or windows is the one the boots 1st

when turning on my pc i am greeted with the suse starting thing , after a few seconds it boots linux, how to i make it that after a few seconds it would boot windows ( without selection it from the list)

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in the yast control center , look for boot configuration.
Old 10-17-2004, 03:40 AM   #3
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open yast then bootloader there is suppose to be an option to change the time (sorry i dont have suse)

if u want to do it the manual way then go to /boot/grub/ and edit menu.lst and change the timeout option
Old 10-17-2004, 04:01 AM   #4
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if you're using grub, you can manually edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. change the default line value from 0 (default=0) to 1 (default=1).

it should highlight the windows item in the grub boot loader ( assuming linux is listed first and windows is listed second).
Old 10-22-2004, 08:43 AM   #5
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this worked perfecly ...

if any one else wants to change this please bare in mind that to edit the file you have to open it with a text editor by right clicking then going open with, you cant just click the file as it will not let you edit it. also if you get a message saying you havent got enogh privalege, you have to go to shut down... but insted click end session and log back on a root.

thanks to everyone that helped me with this problem . and i hope i have helped anyone else who has the same problem


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