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Author Topic: How to modify boot choice sequence in Lilo  (Read 907 times)

Sleepy-zz-John

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How to modify boot choice sequence in Lilo
« on: June 02, 2009, 03:01:55 pm »

The default list of boot choices that Lilo gives me is

linux
Win
...
...

I'd like to change that to

Win
linux
...
...

in /etc/lilo.conf,  I've tried changing the line 

default = linux
  to
default = Win 

  but that doesn't seem to have had any effect.

My VL is on hda1 and my WinXP is on hda2

Ah yes, I can hear you asking why anyone would want to make such a retrograde change.     It's because I'm travelling and using a mobile broadband dongle for my internet access, and I haven't yet figured out how to make VL go on-line via that dongle.   Therefore Win needs to be my first boot choice for the time being.     OK?   
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rbistolfi

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Re: How to modify boot choice sequence in Lilo
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 05:40:17 pm »

The default list of boot choices that Lilo gives me is

linux
Win
...
...

I'd like to change that to

Win
linux
...
...

in /etc/lilo.conf,  I've tried changing the line 

default = linux
  to
default = Win 

  but that doesn't seem to have had any effect.

My VL is on hda1 and my WinXP is on hda2

Ah yes, I can hear you asking why anyone would want to make such a retrograde change.     It's because I'm travelling and using a mobile broadband dongle for my internet access, and I haven't yet figured out how to make VL go on-line via that dongle.   Therefore Win needs to be my first boot choice for the time being.     OK?   

Nobody asked anything ... ;D
After editing lilo.conf run lilo -v in a terminal as root.
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Sleepy-zz-John

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Re: How to modify boot choice sequence in Lilo
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 02:08:04 pm »

Yes, good, that's fixed it.     Very simple once you know ;D

   Many thanks  :)
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