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Your current lilo.conf doesn't appear to have a default line in it but with the Windows entry listed first like it is, Windows should be the OS booted by default. ...
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    Your current lilo.conf doesn't appear to have a default line in it but with the Windows entry listed first like it is, Windows should be the OS booted by default.

    If you want a default line you can try adding it like this:

    Code:
    default = Windows
    You can change the seconds that it takes to start the default OS by editing the timeout line:

    Code:
    timeout = 1200
    ...it's currently set for 2 minutes. Change to 120 if you want 12 seconds.

    Here's a short guide you can read over for more information on configuring LILO:

    Configuring LILO, the Linux Loader

    * Don't forget to run lilo before rebooting.
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    To run lilo before rebooting, what do you mean run it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockdown View Post
    To run lilo before rebooting, what do you mean run it.
    That's covered in the HowTo that I posted for you:

    Applying Changes

    Anytime you edit the /etc/lilo.conf, or if you move or rename any of the files used by LILO, including the Linux kernel itself (the vmlinuz file), you must apply your changes before they will take effect. Failing to do so might cause LILO to be unable to boot Linux!

    To apply changes, run the following command (you will need to be SuperUser):

    /sbin/lilo

    You should get a response that looks like this:

    Added linux *
    Added win

    The asterisk (*) indicates the default boot image. If you see anything other than this, something went wrong. Go back through your lilo.conf and read the man page to see what it was.
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    Are you sure it's :

    Code:
    default = windows
    Or is it :

    Code:
    default = /dev/sda1

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    The default entry should be the same as your label entry as stated earlier.

    Here's a another quick HowTo that might provide additional information for you:

    Tips For Linux - Getting LILO to boot Windows (by default)

    You shouldn't need a default entry though, since Windows is listed first in your current lilo.conf file. In other words, Windows should be booting by default, already.
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