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Old 07-08-2003, 10:44 AM   #1
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Question I have XP/redhat dualboot, how can i change it so that windows loads by default?

I have windowsXP home and redhat 7 dual booted on my laptop. i have only been having two problems. the first one is that i want windows first on the boot list, and i have no idea how to do that. The next problem is that my computer connects to the internet through a usb ethernet thing, and redhad 7 doesn't recognise that device and i dont know how to update it without linux being able to reach the internet. In case you haven't noticed, i dont use linux much, i think i would use it more if i could get to the internet through it so i could load things on that part of my computer. thanks for any help.
Old 07-08-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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There is a way but I forgot. See the RH7 reference guide. There should be detailed explaination.

Probably the kernel of RH7 does not recognize (not sure) your "usb ethernet thing"(what "thing"?) Probably you would like a newer kernel, or, to make things easy, install RH9.

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Old 07-08-2003, 12:23 PM   #3
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edit grub.conf or lilo.conf to set the default (whichever one you use).
Old 07-08-2003, 12:38 PM   #4
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Small answer

1 problem
if you use lilo check file
search string default & set correct seting
2. problem I need some addition information for help
a) send version of your kernel ( new kernel 2.2.x-2.4.x support usb device by default )
check /dev/usb device
send information about your internet device ( I install usb modem for linux & connect it some time ago )
Old 07-08-2003, 12:39 PM   #5
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