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Ok, I have just installed mandriva linux on my spare hard drive, my normal hard drive has XP installed. When the computer loads it comes up with the usual linux ...
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- 03-03-2007 #1
Remove bootscreen, auto load windows
Ok, I have just installed mandriva linux on my spare hard drive, my normal hard drive has XP installed. When the computer loads it comes up with the usual linux bootscreen asking me if i want to use linux or windows.
I would like to get rid of that bootscreen. I want the computer to just normally load/boot WINDOWS XP and i want it only to load mandriva linux IF i have a special floppy disk inserted in the computer when i turn it on. Is this possible? How?
- 03-03-2007 #2
yes its possible.
post the contents of /boot/grub/menu.lst file here.
- 03-03-2007 #3
color black/cyan yellow/cyan
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux root=/dev/hdb1 acpi=off resume=/dev/hdb5 splash=silent vga=788
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=linux-nonfb root=/dev/hdb1 acpi=off resume=/dev/hdb5
kernel (hd1,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe root=/dev/hdb1 failsafe acpi=off
- 03-03-2007 #4
you have to edit menu.lst file .
edit these lines
timeout 5 default 3 hiddenmenu
from now on, system will boot up Windows by default and GRUB menu wont appear.
if you press Esc Key at startup, GRUB menu will appear and you can select Linux to boot it up.
- 03-03-2007 #5
Could not write to /boot/grub/menu.lst.part.
How exactally do I change that?
- 03-03-2007 #6
And also, how do I login as root? I've tried just typing root instead of my username but that doesnt work...
- 03-03-2007 #7
root login is disabled in Mandriva. execute 'su -' to gain root privileges.
su - gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
- 03-03-2007 #8
Its not working.
Do I type it in "run command"? It does nothing when I do.
- 03-03-2007 #9
This is what im doing:
1. Run command
3. it comes up "Unknown host su-gedit"
What am i doing wrong?
- 03-03-2007 #10
you have to execute those command in Terminal/Konsole.
exeute both commands one by one.