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Old 10-04-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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Grub Question


Hey Gang,
I have a 1.7GHZ Dell system with two drives.
One 20GB drive is Win XP
One 4GB SuSE 9.1 Personal.
My question is when I turn on my system a SUSE screen comes up asking me to select 1 of 4 boot choices.
1) Linux
2) Windows
3) Safe
4) Floppy
maybe 3 and 4 are mixed I cant remember.
Any way I have about 8 seconds to make a choice before the system boots to default (Linux)
I dont mind but sometimes I need to use windows so how do I extend or suspend the amount of time given before the system boots to linux.

root (hd1,1)
install --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/stage1 d (hd0) /boot/grub/stage2 0x8000 (hd1,1)/boot/grub/menu.lst
quit
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Also is there a way to add a third hard drive with Red Hat Fedora and possibly boot to either windows, SUSE, or Red hat?

Thanks.

Last edited by ZingSter; 10-04-2004 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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timeout = secs
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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As my post count indicates...I am definitely a newbie.

Can you clarify what you mean?
where within Grub.conf would I make these changes? I'm assuming thats the file responsible.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:43 PM   #4
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Originally posted by ZingSter
As my post count indicates...I am definitely a newbie.

Can you clarify what you mean?
where within Grub.conf would I make these changes? I'm assuming thats the file responsible.
Grub has a configuration file that contains this stuff in it that you can edit. The config file is plain text, so you can use the GUI as root from a console or edit with vi.

Grub usually lives in /boot/grub, and there you will find grub.conf or menu.lst or something like that you can look in. Inside are the configurations for each of your boot methods.

You can play with the colors the system uses, and you can set the timeout just by typing a new number instead of 10 or whatever before the boot image is loaded.

Tips:

1. You can stop the timer by moving the cursor up and down with your arrow keys

2. at the command line, type: info grub
 
Old 10-04-2004, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thank you for your help. My issue has been corrected.
 
  


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