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  1. #11
    forum.guy
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    You can go to a Konsole (look for it in your menu) and enter the following command to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You'll need to change the default line according to your needs. If Linux is booting by default now and you want Windows to boot by default instead, you need to count down from the Linux entry to the Windows entry and use that number in the default line. However, the first entry counts as 0 rather than 1.

    So if it looks like this now:

    Code:
    default 0
    You'll need to change it to something more like this:

    Code:
    default 2
    ...replacing the 2 with whatever number the Windows entry is.

    Hope that makes sense.
    Last edited by oz; 12-20-2007 at 08:03 PM. Reason: spelling error
    oz

  2. #12
    I think it does, make sense that is, "konsole" that would be in a menu while booting up? or in the operating system itself? I think I know what you are talking about, but I am booted in windows right now and cant get out of it for a bit to look and see.

    maybe a mind meld would speed things up...

  3. #13
    forum.guy
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    Konsole will be found in your applications menu once you boot into Linux and KDE (the graphical user interface) has fully started.
    oz

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    thanx, that is what I thought...but all this bootloader grub talk had me temporarily confused

  6. #15
    ozar, thanx dude, finally I have success. Ok, ok...it took me a few tries but it worked and thats what counts in the end. I can now be happy with my computer again.

  7. #16
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    Glad you are up and running!

    Don't hesitate to post new threads with any other questions.
    oz

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