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Hi, I'm wondering how to change my boot-screen... I have Redhat and Windows XP installed on my computer. My computer starts up with the Redhat boot screen: (this isn't my ...
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    Changing Redhat boot-screen


    Hi,

    I'm wondering how to change my boot-screen...

    I have Redhat and Windows XP installed on my computer. My computer starts up with the Redhat boot screen:


    (this isn't my boot-screen - just an example)

    I was wondering-
    a) How to rename option 2 of my list which is Windows (it says "Dos")
    and/or
    b) How to change the boot screen back to the standard Dos one...

    Thank you

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    You can change the entries manually from a shell with the following command:
    Code:
    sed -i 's@Dos@Windows XP@g' /boot/grub/grub.conf

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    This is the contents of my grub.conf file:

    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
    # all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    # root (hd0,0)
    # kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda2
    # initrd /initrd-version.img
    #boot=/dev/hda
    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet vga=773
    initrd /initrd-2.6.9-1.667.img
    In your case, you have two entries (two times "title ....." etc).
    Change default to 1 in order to have the 2nd option booted as default.
    Change the information after "title" in the description you want

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