Editing Lilo

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jscerb

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I have Mandrake 9.1, win98SE and WinXP, and am using the lilo that came with mandrake 9.1. Right now linux is the default to boot to. Is it possible to make WinXP the default?

And can I change the names of the partitions in lilo: right now it lists my winxp partition as 'windows', can i change this to 'Window XP'?


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Can you post the contents of your /etc/lilo.conf file.

But I am sure you can figure it out on your own just by looking at the file. Just make the default whatever your lablel for Windows is.
 
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I'm in need of the same thing, I logged in as root, changed the default to "windows", now what? It still defaults to linux, I was told I have to reinitialize LILO or something (Mandrake 9.1).
 
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Once you make the changes in Lilo(with a text editor as root) you need to run the /sbin/lilo command for the changes to take effect.
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lynch
 
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YAY!!! It works! Now I don't have to baby-sit my computer during a reboot. :D Thank you very much.
 
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