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Old 07-03-2005, 04:31 PM   #1
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How do you configure Lilo?

Right now I have Windows XP and Mandrake 10.1 set up as a dual boot on my HDD. Lilo automatically boots to Mandrake unless I select Windows first. I have to be quick because Lilo doesn't give me much time to select. How do I configure Lilo to just boot to Windows first. I've got KDE on Mandrake. Thanks.
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edit /etc/lilo.conf,

modify the timeout and the default settting.
Save the file, run lilo. Voila.
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As root, edit /etc/lilo.conf, change the order the 2 OSes are listed manually and then run /sbin/lilo
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it goes in order of whats listed in /etc/lilo.conf unless told otherwise. This means simply moving the entry for windows above the one for linux would make it boot first. Make sure you grab the whole entry, it should look something like this:

# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends

another thing you might do is change this line:

"timeout = 50"

towards the top of /etc/lilo.conf. that "50" is equivalent to about 5 seconds, you can easily make it as long as you like.

This explains some of what i mentioend in more detail:


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