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cobweb 02-19-2006 02:34 PM

want windows to boot first
Hi everyone,

I have both linux and windows installed on my pc, but when I boot up my computer, it starts counting down from 10 seconds and then stars with linux by default.

How can I make it to start it with Windows by default since I use it most of the time..

Thanks in advance!

rickh 02-19-2006 02:42 PM

You're making a mistake. It's harder to wean yourself from Windows if you let it default. That said ... your grub configuration file, (whose name varies depending on your distro), Has a line something like, 'default=0'.

Zero defaults the 1st choice on your list ... changing it to 'default=1' will default to the 2nd choice, etc.

reddazz 02-19-2006 02:42 PM

What bootloader are you using? If its LILO, post your /etc/lilo.conf and if its GRUB post your /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub.conf).

cobweb 02-19-2006 03:02 PM

i looked up to the directory boot/grub/menu.lst but cannot change deafult 0 to 1 since it says the file is read only??

victorh 02-19-2006 03:05 PM

Hi cobweb,

To modify the file menu.lst you must be root. So first change to root and then edit the file

cobweb 02-19-2006 03:07 PM

thanks everyone, it worked well...

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