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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by 24giovanni, Jan 25, 2005.

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  1. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    I have a duel boot system on one of my computers. It runs both red hat linux 8.0 and w2k server. Upon boot up, it always asks which system I want to access which is normal. The question I have is there away to switch the order in which they are listed? Currently, I have RH linux first and w2k second. I want to reverse it but I am not sure how. Is there a simple way to do this? If so, how? I appreciate any help.

    TIA
     
  2. Squashman

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    If you are using grub, edit grub.conf. If you are using lilo, edit lilo.conf
     
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    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    what is the path to those files. I am new to linux and what do I have to edit in those/that file?
     
  4. Squashman

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    Most of your cofiguration files are usually in /etc. Learn to use the commands to find files.

    [[email protected] test]$ whereis grub.conf
    grub: /sbin/grub /etc/grub.conf /usr/share/grub /usr/share/man/man8/grub.8.gz
    [[email protected] test]$ whereis lilo.conf
    lilo: /sbin/lilo /etc/lilo.conf /usr/share/man/man8/lilo.8.gz
    [[email protected] test]$

    [[email protected] test]# find / -name grub.conf
    /boot/grub/grub.conf
    /etc/grub.conf
    [[email protected] test]# find / -name lilo.conf
    /etc/lilo.conf
     
  5. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    I see a file called lilo.conf.anaconda. would that be it?
     
  6. Squashman

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    I dont know. From what I just read on google, this means you are not using lilo as your boot loader. If you were using lilo, it would just be named lilo.conf. You are most likely using Grub.
     
  7. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    I see grub.conf. I type ed grub.conf but the only thing it returned was the following 601. what should i do now?
     
  8. Squashman

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    What are you using ED for. Use VI or Pico.
     
  9. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    all set. please close thread.
     
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    Use Thread Tools to mark it solved.
     
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    Ed is the scary man's editor, for he who can map out 100 line text files in his head. Stupid people and their eidedic memories.
     
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