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I am brand new to the Linux operating system, I know next to nothing about it, so this may be one of many questions I ask here. Ok, you know ...
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- 08-09-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
Changing startup priority
I am brand new to the Linux operating system, I know next to nothing about it, so this may be one of many questions I ask here.
Ok, you know how you start your computer up normally, and then you get the list of which OS to load.
I have the Linux, and 4 other linux things to choose from, and Windows XP (which I use primarily). Anyways, it by default chooses Linux, because it's at the top of the list. How do I get it to have Windows XP first, and Linux second?
I hate having to restart the computer again, because it restarted into Linux and I didn't want it to.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
- 08-09-2004 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
Do you use lilo or grub as a bootloader?
If you use lilo. Go to a terminal screen. type su then enter your root password.
then type the following command:
You should see a line near the top that says default=linux.
Press ESC then I.
This will allow you to edit the file. Replace linux with whatever linux has called your Windows partition... I think it may be NT.
Then press ESC then :wq!. You will notice the output of this command at the bottom left of the terminal screen.
It should look like this:
When back at the command prompt type /sbin/lilo
This will write the new settings for the Lilo bootloader.
For Grub open /etc/grub.conf and change the default=0 to whatever number partition Windows is on. You don't need to run any command after this to update grub.