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Old 10-11-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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changing the default boot image

just a quick question.

i want to make zenwalk as the default boot image.

so when i boot up my computer i can get zenwalk started up (rather than windows being started up) while i am having coffee or something, not looking at the computer.

Old 10-11-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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you can swap the 2 entries in /etc/lilo.conf and run "lilo -v" to apply changes
or add a line :
where NAME is Zenwalk's entry label
Old 10-13-2006, 06:04 AM   #3
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Do as Guth said and also change your timeout setting to timeout=300. This will change the delay before booting to 30 seconds. Thus giving you time to change your mind before it boots up.

Also as Guth said, remember to run lilo -v after you edit lilo.conf. Bad things happen if you don't!
Old 10-14-2006, 09:55 AM   #4
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thanks Guth and darkscot!

i added the line "default=Zenwalk" in the conf file and tried "lilo -v", but that gave an error at line such and such. so i had to restore my lilo. anyway, probably i did something wrong. but again, i was doing half-heartedly on friday night... so yeah. that may be why...

i will give another shot this weekend. maybe tomorrow if i am not too drunk.

good weekends for both of you!


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