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ive just installed man 9.2 on my system dual booting with micros**t XP which my wife still wants/needs to use and i want to change the bootloader so the default ...
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    Bootloader change to floppy


    ive just installed man 9.2 on my system dual booting with micros**t XP which my wife still wants/needs to use and i want to change the bootloader so the default boot is windows. the other way is to boot from a floppy and remove the bootloader all together.

    many thanks in advance from a v newbie.

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    edit the file /etc/lilo.conf and change the default to whatever windows is called.

    Then make sure to run the command lilo -v

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    forgot to mention that i am using the GRUB bootloader. does it work the same for that.

    many thanks.

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    little differnt, this link should help you with just about all of it

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=9
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    The changes can be made from the Mandrake Control Center in the boot section. You have the options there to create a floppy or modify your Grub configuration. There is no need to foddle with the configuration files. Grub is by far better than lilo which I naticipate will be deprecated soon.

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    I don't think they can deprecate LILO unless Grub comes out of the Alpha stage, which it won't for a while because they stopped work on Grub and have just recently started on Grub 2...
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    its just one of those things, like vi and emacs, everyone whos experianced cares, and everyone who isnt, doesn't.
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    thanks for the link qub333 .

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    your welcome, the gentoo handbook is incredably comprehansive, and very handy.
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    As one comment on Grub, since it has been included in Debian Sarge that's good enough for me.

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