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Old 11-27-2004, 09:55 AM   #1
Maxwell Rain
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Dual Boot : Making Windows First Option in boot menu


How can I make Windows the first option in the boot menu ?

I have installed Mandrake 10.0 and Windows NT.
Bootloader is Lilo.
Currently windows is the fourth option, I would like to make it the first option, so when someone else at home is using the computer they won't end up in linux and panic.

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-27-2004, 10:00 AM   #2
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You should have a default entry in your /etc/lilo.conf. Edit that to have what ever your Windows entry is called listed as default.
Old 11-27-2004, 10:02 AM   #3
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as root edit /etc/lilo.conf and put the windows section just above the first linux section then run lilo, I don't know so much about mandrake but I think there may be a gui utility to do this for you
Old 11-27-2004, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thank you, editing /etc/lilo.conf did the trick.


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