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Old 04-10-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
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How do I change the default boot option in GRUB

Hello everyone,

I've just instelled FC 5 and while I'm tweaking around with it I'd like to keep windows XP the default boot otion in grub (now the default is FC).... now how do I change the grub.conf file to do that? I have both the ntfs partition and linux on the same drive and my grub.conf looks like this:


title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.2080_FC5)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
initrd /initrd-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5.img

title Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

It's not as easy as just changing their order, or setting default to "1" is it? I don't have the guts to case it doesn't work I won't be able to start anything.
Thanks a lot for any help,
Old 04-10-2006, 07:04 AM   #2
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Change default=0 to default=1

I think that'll work.
Old 04-10-2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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Well no doubt you noticed the default line, at the moment it reads 0, which is the first boot entry (FC5) so changing that to 1 (the next entry, WINXP) should do it.

yes it is that easy
Old 04-10-2006, 07:05 AM   #4
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yeah its that simple!


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