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Old 04-09-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy How do I edit the grub boot in SuSE Linux

Hi, Name is John,

I just got Linux SuSE installed on my machine and have a duel boot system.
The Grub Stage 2 comes up and boots me into Linux as a default.
I'm not experienced with Linux and have no idea how to get to the grub boot to edit it.

I've had Fedora Core 1 on my system and I found the grub in that system in "/boot/grub/grub.config". It was simple to edit with one of the text editors in fedora, but I don't seem to have the same type of editors in SuSE.

Now to the question.....

How can I edit the grub boot in SuSE???
I've tried hitting the esc key on boot up, but I haven't the experience to know what to change the code to in order for the system to default the boot to my Windows installation.
Can anyone help with my little problem?
Old 04-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #2
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you can get at it through yast

boot config is one of the options in one of the menus within yast
possibly "system"
Old 04-09-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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as root, you can edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
There is a line which says "default 0" (first entry). You should be able to change the 0 to the entry for Windows...if your Win entry is the 3rd one, you'd put "default 2".
I've never had a reason to do this, so I'm not 100% positive it will work....just seems logical.
In SuSE, you most likely have vim installed as an editor.
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How do I edit the grub boot in SuSE Linux


thanks for the help.
I changed the default to (1) and now Windows comes up.

appreciate the help.


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