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how do you set the timer longer on the mandrake 9.1 dual boot prog to a longer time? somtimes i forget about it and go somewhere and come back, it ...
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    mandrake dual boot timer


    how do you set the timer longer on the mandrake 9.1 dual boot prog to a longer time? somtimes i forget about it and go somewhere and come back, it boots into linux and i have to shut down to get back into windows(reason for windows: no internet on linux yet =p)

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    Just su root, open an editor of some kind and open up /etc/lilo.conf and find the timout= line and put the time you want.

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    You can also set your windows partition as default in /etc/lilo.conf to bbot up windows if you are not doing anything.
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    re: ok...

    wel i did this:
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    su root
    Password: *****
    
    <root> /etc/lilo.conf
    bash&#58; /etc/lilo.conf&#58; Permision Denied
    
    somthing aong those lines
    
    help please?

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    You need to open it with some kind of program capable of text editing, even kwrite would suffice. Just typing /etc/lilo.conf is asking for it to be excecuted like a script or application, which it's not. So su root and then open whatever editor you prefer, if you're not sure what you have, browse through your menu. Then edit the timeout= line like I mentioned above, save and you're good to go.

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    Use vi,pico or emacs or some other texteditor.

    You can also verify what kind of file it is wht the command:file like this

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    file /sbin/lilo    
    /sbin/lilo&#58; ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 &#40;SYSV&#41;, dynamically linked &#40;uses shared libs&#41;, stripped
    
    file /etc/lilo.conf
    /etc/lilo.conf&#58; ASCII text
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    re: oh

    oh, thanks very much!

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    re: well again...

    well i did what you said, but nothing changed.
    heres what i did in terminal using Gnome:

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    su root
    Password&#58; ***
    <root> kwrite
    kwrite opened, i opened the lilo.conf and changed the time to 999999 (is there a limit to the time? i just entered a big number, and assumed it went by seconds) i changed the default login to "windows". rebooted, nothing changed. where did i go wrong?

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    I could be wrong but I think 9999999 is too big a number. Something like 50 is plenty.

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    re:

    oaky heres waht i did this time (dont get bord with me, please?) this is what i changed in lilo.conf

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    timeout=50
    thats how it looks...it doesnt need "" around 50 or anything does it? hope not. default login was still set to "windows", but still boots to linux auto after 8 seconds or so.

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