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    Question Startup options order


    Hi guys i have Mandriva and Win. XP installed together on one hard drive.
    So when i boot i get for options first one is the Linux second and third somthing else and the last one is the window.
    Is anyone knows how to change the order?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolve^Rine
    Hi guys i have Mandriva and Win. XP installed together on one hard drive.
    So when i boot i get for options first one is the Linux second and third somthing else and the last one is the window.
    Is anyone knows how to change the order?

    Thanks
    go into mandriva control centre. go to the boot then booting options (i doing this from memory). you should see the booting order list with the options to add, edit, and delete.

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    To change the startup order, you need to edit /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf (errr, I don't have grub, I cannot swear the adress is the good one) manually. For instance run (alt-F2) "kdesu kwrite /etc/lilo.conf)

    But that's at your own risk, make sure to make a backup copy first !
    BTW, would someone know what is "vmlinuz" ? I never found out

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    for grub it is:

    /boot/grub/grub.conf

    I think vmlinuz is just a common name for the kernel that is compiled. But I'm not sure.
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabin
    To change the startup order, you need to edit /etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf (errr, I don't have grub, I cannot swear the adress is the good one) manually. For instance run (alt-F2) "kdesu kwrite /etc/lilo.conf)

    But that's at your own risk, make sure to make a backup copy first !
    BTW, would someone know what is "vmlinuz" ? I never found out
    Quote Originally Posted by spencerf
    for grub it is:

    /boot/grub/grub.conf

    I think vmlinuz is just a common name for the kernel that is compiled. But I'm not sure.
    he doesn't need to do any of that in mandriva. he only needs to change the booting order through the control centre. thats by far the least riskiest method. he shouldn't be messing around with the /etc or /boot directories unless he absolutely has to.

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    Errrr, i didn't see where the options to SORT (move one down, move another up) the boot options was ^^;;

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabin
    Errrr, i didn't see where the options to SORT (move one down, move another up) the boot options was ^^;;
    so how did i manage to change the boot order by using mandriva control centre when i had mandriva installed?

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    Good question. Once again i searched, once again I didn't see where to sort the boot options ! Please, if you know, tell me

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    ok i am going to try some of what you guys said.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNOME_n00b
    go into mandriva control centre. go to the boot then booting options (i doing this from memory). you should see the booting order list with the options to add, edit, and delete.
    I did what GNOME_n00b said, and he is right.

    We can change the boot option from there.

    Thanks again

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