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change default os on dual boot

by xqzez / April 21, 2006 6:07 AM PDT

i have a dual boot system which can boot linux suse9.3
or windows xp pro..the default boot is to linux unless
i choose otherwise.. i would like to change the default
to windows.. i quess that there is a lilo or grub file to
change to accomplish this but i don't know how to do the
change.. any help is appreciated.. i need some sort of
detailed help here...

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check this
by GRB / April 21, 2006 10:53 AM PDT

I don't have SUSE installed right now (I will when the new 10.1 comes out though), but I do remember in Yast/bootloader configuration there is an option to change the boot order. It's all done with a GUI and really straight forward. Hope that helps - Gary

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What Boot Loader
by JoshHendo / April 22, 2006 5:31 PM PDT
In reply to: check this

What boot loader are you using? Im not farmiliar with suse, as I use Ubuntu, though if you are using GRUB I can get you some instructions that are -probably- the same for suse Happy

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by lilsim89 / April 23, 2006 10:27 AM PDT

YAST has a tool for that. It's located at
or something very similar. (S)uSe that tool.



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change default os on dual boot
by xqzez / April 24, 2006 2:43 AM PDT

thanks for your input guys. i will try to see if i can
edit the boot loader.. not too sure i have any real idea
how to do this as i am not at all familiar with linux.

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change default os on dual boot
by xqzez / April 24, 2006 3:24 AM PDT

finally did it , persistence pays off.. did the
followng steps to change default OS.

click on kmenu
click on control center
click on yast2 modules
click on system
click on boot loader config
select admin mode and enter root pswd.( i knew the pswd )
click avail section

scroll up/down to highlight desired os
set as default

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Change Default OS on Dual Boot
by Bmxjumper251 / May 23, 2006 1:54 AM PDT

For others who might need to change their default OS on boot (regardless of distro):

If your distro is using LILO you need to edit the /etc/lilo.conf file and then run /sbin/lilo afterwards (this part is very important)

If you're distro is using GRUB you'll need to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst (ell ess tee) file and reboot. You don't need to run anything special after editing the menu.lst file - just reboot!

- Frank

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