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Old 01-08-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
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Boot in windows shortcut


I use windows Xp and RH9 on the same drive. Grub is configured to boot in linux by default. However sometimes (on rare occasions) I want to boot in xp. It takes a little while to shutdown and reboot, and due to the configuration of the boot loader I have to be near the computer to choose windoze with a swift cursor movement and hit enter instantly. It takes some time to boot windows too. I, being an addict of time management, consider these moments too long to waste. Instead of waiting aimlessly I can go for a little tinkling, or perhaps drink my daily ration of water.
Anyway I would like to know if there is a way to put a little app on the desktop that says "Boot in windows", so that whenever I launch it, it reboots the system, and changes the grub setting TEMPORARILY. So that when I'll want to be back to linux after possibly 3-4 minutes I can go for the second tinkling since I'll have drunk the water.

I hope I have expressed myself adequately. I think I had seen such a thing on a screenshot. Is that possible??

Old 01-08-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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I'd suggest reading
man grub

I'm using lilo, and all I need to do is
lilo -R dos
and have windows boot up without an
active choice.
I'd assume grub would have a similar feature,
but don't know for sure, that's why I point
you to the man-page :}



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