boot order

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Sunrise, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    I'm new to linux so please forgive me if this question is too easy
    I have three OS's on my computer Win98SE, Win XP Home, and Linux Fedora.
    At first I had Core 3 installed I then upgraded to Core 4. I originally set the
    default boot as Windows but since the upgrade Linux is now the default boot.
    How do I change it back to Windows.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Which boot loader do you use? Grub or lilo? I suppose it's Grub, so boot your Fedora system and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst. You'll find stanzas like this there:

    title        Xen 2.0.6 / XenLinux
    root        (hd0,0)
    kernel        /xen.gz dom0_mem=65536
    module        /vmlinuz- root=/dev/hda6 ro console=tty0
    The system that is listed first is the default one. So if you change the order so that your Windows system is the first one it will be booted by default.
  3. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    Thanks for your quick reply Falko, and yes I do use Grub
    When I tried your suggestion I found the file you said to edit, but I got an access denied
    warning when I tried to open it. ( I used a text editor )
    How do I get access to it?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You need root priveliges to open it. Login as root and try again.
  5. Sunrise

    Sunrise New Member

    Thanks till
    Worked like a charm.
    You guys are great, I got myself a "Linux for Dummies" book but it didn't help me at all with
    this problem. I'll be coming here again when I have other questions.
    I'm slowly becoming a Linux convert, I'm tired of fighting virus's and spyware and all the
    other garbage that comes with using Windows
    Thanks again

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