LILO configuration

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    LILO configuration

    anyone know how to make windows boot in as the default in LILO? I can't seem to make it do that. Linux always comes in selected.
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    There is a lilo file that has the list. I believe (this is going back for me a bit) it is lilo.conf and it may be in /etc/. Edit the name of the Default boot to the name of your windows boot LABEL. You will see it as a boot device in the list.

    Make a copy of your lilo.conf file before doing this!

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    Here... I went to see if I was misleading you.

    boot=/dev/sda
    timeout=300
    linear
    prompt
    default="Linux2"
    vga=normal
    read-only
    map=/boot/map
    install=/boot/boot.b

    image=/boot/vmlinuz=2.2.14-5.0
    label="Linux2"
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.2.14-5.0
    root=/dev/sda10

    image=/boot/vmlinuz=2.2.14-5.0
    label="Linux1"
    initrd=/boot/initrd-2.2.14-5.0
    root=/dev/sda5
    See the underlined default and the labels for boot? Good luck.
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    thanks I'll try that
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    I must be doing something wrong

    here's my /etc/lilo.conf

    Code:
    boot=/dev/hda
    map=/boot/map
    default=windows
    keytable=/boot/us.klt
    prompt
    nowarn
    timeout=100
    message=/boot/message
    menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw
    ignore-table
    other=/dev/hda1
    	label=windows
    	table=/dev/hda
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    	label=linux
    	root=/dev/hda5
    	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    	append="devfs=mount"
    	read-only
    image=/boot/vmlinuz
    	label=failsafe
    	root=/dev/hda5
    	initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    	append="devfs=nomount failsafe"
    	read-only
    other=/dev/fd0
    	label=floppy
    	unsafe
    Please, please fill me in!
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    Look good, whats the problem?

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    You have to run lilo after changing the file for the changes to take effect.

    If you made a copy of the lilo.conf file (you should have) verify the permissions with chmod beforehand so that you know everything is ready to go if there is a problem.
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    Originally posted by Betazep
    You have to run lilo after changing the file for the changes to take effect.

    If you made a copy of the lilo.conf file (you should have) verify the permissions with chmod beforehand so that you know everything is ready to go if there is a problem.
    run lilo? isn't it the boot loader? I ran it when I booted if I'm not mistaken.

    Lilo gives me the choices:

    linux
    failsafe
    windows
    floppy

    with linux selected
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    never mind, I got it figured out with a utility in gnome. Wierd that it didn't work before. I'll get this linux thing figured out eventually. You're dealing with a slave to MS here.
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    After you edit lilo.conf you need to type lilo at the command prompt to re-read the changes you made to lilo.conf.
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    that makes sense. I guess the gnome utility that I used did that for me. Thanks guys.
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