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How do I change the boot sequence on a dual boot laptop? 11 years 11 months ago #6505

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I have installed Red Hat on a laptop with WIN XP. The Red Hat is listed first and boots first. It is required to press down arrow to boot Win. I forget to press the down arrow and red Hat boots within seconds. How can I change the selection/sequence to have have Win boot listed first, and option to press down arrow/select redhat?
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Re: How do I change the boot sequence on a dual boot laptop? 11 years 11 months ago #6511

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In lilo, edit /etc/lilo.conf
for grub i think its menu.lst or something like that.
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Re: How do I change the boot sequence on a dual boot laptop? 11 years 11 months ago #6529

Hi,

if its LILO , edit /etc/lilo.conf . And find the line "default"
There u can change either "DOS" or "LINUX".
make sure u run the lilo script after making the change using
/sbin/lili -v -v

If ita GRUB , then edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst and change the default option to "1" from "0"
default =1
save and exit the editor. reboot to make the changes effective.

Thanks
Shankar
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