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When i tryed to make the windows partition defult in linux, it had some weird error saying that lilo.conf was bad. it told me to check config so i did, ...
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    Error when trying to make widnows xp partition defult


    When i tryed to make the windows partition defult in linux, it had some weird error saying that lilo.conf was bad. it told me to check config so i did, and this is what it came up with.

    http://www.geocities.com/kensun12/snapshot1.png

    Should i just press yes when it says lilo.cofg is wrong?? cause my friend done that and it corrupted his mbr.

    btw i'm using kde and mandrake 9.1.

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    The link doesn't work, can you post your lilo.conf in text form here? And what do you mean by default? Do you mean it being the OS it will boot when the timer runs out? If that's the case just take the part of it detailing windows and put it above everything else.

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    boot="/dev/hda"
    map=/boot/map
    keytable=/boot/uk.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout="100"
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    default=linux

    image="/boot/vmlinuz"
    label="linux"
    root="/dev/hda6"
    initrd="/boot/initrd.img"
    append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off quiet"
    vga=788
    read-only

    image="/boot/vmlinuz"
    label="linux-nonfb"
    root="/dev/hda6"
    initrd="/boot/initrd.img"
    append="devfs=mount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off"
    read-only

    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="failsafe"
    root=/dev/hda6
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="devfs=nomount hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off failsafe"
    read-only

    other=/dev/hda1
    label="windows"
    table=/dev/hda

    other=/dev/fd0
    label="floppy"
    unsafe

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    to chaneg ur default just checge the 9th line from
    Code:
    default=linux
    to default=windows

    it works by the labels in case ur wondering.

    now run /sbin/lilo as root and u should be set.

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