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Old 03-03-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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Question RHEL5/Windows-XP on same machine

Hi All,

I have a rhel5 machine, over which I have already installed Windows-XP earlier. By default, on boot, it takes linux and there is no prompt to select OS to boot with.
How can I get that set so that it shouls ask to select OS during every boot of the machine, or, how can I set my linux machine so that it should boot with windows by default ??

Thank You all in advance,
Old 03-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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Edit your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Make a backup of that file before editing it.
Old 03-03-2009, 03:28 PM   #3
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RHEL is not a great selection for desktops, however it should have made an entry for windows within the grub boot loader. You may have to a key to interrupt the boot loader to bring up the OS menu, edit the file given by Nexus to change the default but I would second backing up the file incase something goes wrong.


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