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I have a quick question concerning the boot loader (currently GRUB) that I have on my system. It is dual booting RedHat 9 and WinXP. At one point I upgraded ...
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    I have a quick question concerning the boot loader (currently GRUB) that I have on my system. It is dual booting RedHat 9 and WinXP. At one point I upgraded the kernel, so it now lists the old kernel, new kernel and DOS. How can I get rid of the old kernel listing?

    And another question. From what I can gather, Grub isnt the best boot loader out there. Is there a chance that I can switch?

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    to remove the old listing, edit /etc/grub.conf, it should just be a case of commenting stuff out. If you need help, post the whole file and i will do the mod's for you. (try and do it yourself first).

    I've never seen anyone switch from grub to lilo before, nor done it myself, so i can't really answer that one im afraid.

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    inside that grub.conf you can also rename what it calls the different os. like on mine i ahve it call the dos one Windows XP jst cause thats the way i want it to be.
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    Alright, thanks guys. I will try and get over there to see if I can fix that.


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    Well I am over in RedHat, but I cant get this to open. It says I dont have permission. When I logged in I had to give my password, so now I have the key in the corner, and when I double click it it says I have authorization for the system or something. But, how do I get permission to open that file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotwheelz
    Well I am over in RedHat, but I cant get this to open. It says I dont have permission. When I logged in I had to give my password, so now I have the key in the corner, and when I double click it it says I have authorization for the system or something. But, how do I get permission to open that file?
    you mean grub.conf?

    open a terminal, "su", then use an editor like vi, vim, pico or emacs to edit the file.

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    Alright. I tried opening it up with emacs but nothing happened. I dont see the other editors that you listed anywhere in there. If you could be so kind as to give me step by step instructions, I would greatly appreciate it

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    After you su to root and provide the root password, run the following:
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    vim /etc/grub.conf
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    Thanks, that brought it up just fine. Although, it wouldnt let me delete or add anything. Right now I have some other things going on so I cant go and mess with it. But I will later and see what I can come up with

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    If you look at the cmd line tutorial in the reference/tutorial section it has the basic cmd's for vi and emacs. Just look in the Reference/tutorial forum here.
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