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-Exi|e-

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Ontario Canada
I installed Linux after WindowsXP. Now, is there a way i can make WinXP my default OS. When i boot, if i dont touch anything, i boot in Linux but i want to boot in WindowsXP without having to select it everytime. Is it possible?
 

XWRed1

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Oct 31, 2001
If you're using Lilo, just put the entry for Winxp at the top of the list.
 
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-Exi|e-

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I dont know what im using, lol, its a blue screen and it says mandrake and on the right i have my choices. Any idea?
 

XWRed1

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go into Linux, edit /etc/lilo.conf (as root), put the stuff for Winxp at the top instead of the bottom, then run lilo (as root).

The lines for Winxp should be something like:

other=/dev/hdsomething
label=WindowsXP
 

mcrites

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You don't have to move the config around. There is an option called default, and you can list just the label of the os you are using, for instance:
default = linux
or
default = WindowsXP.
Just put it before the os configurations.
 

David

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mcrites said:
You don't have to move the config around. There is an option called default, and you can list just the label of the os you are using, for instance:
default = linux
or
default = WindowsXP.
Just put it before the os configurations.

Is that not syslinux? Mind you, could be lilo as well...
 
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-Exi|e-

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Ok, this is what i have and its still not working.

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
default=NT
keytable=/boot/us.klt
lba32
prompt
timeout=50
message=/boot/message
menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw

other=/dev/hda1
label=NT
table=/dev/hda

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux
root=/dev/hdb1
append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount quiet"
vga=788
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=linux-nonfb
root=/dev/hdb1
append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount"
read-only

image=/boot/vmlinuz
label=failsafe
root=/dev/hdb1
append=" hdc=ide-scsi devfs=mount failsafe"
read-only

other=/dev/fd0
label=floppy
unsafe

Should i put WindowsXP instead of NT?