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[SOLVED]Grub Bootloader question





Roald
I've got Windows and recently I installed Fedora Core, when I updated Fedora Core my PC did not boot Windows as standard anymore, how can I change this?
Animal
A quick Google search has found this website that I'm sure will help.

I've only changed the Grub boot order in Ubuntu, so I'm not sure of the exact path or command you'll need. But you need to change the default selected OS by editing "menu.lst" in the Grub directory. There is an entry in menu.lst that will probably be "default=0" - look through the list of available Operating Systems in the list within the file. Count down from the top of this list where the first entry is 0, the second entry is 1, the third entry is 2... If Windows was (say) 3 on the list, change "default=0" to "default=3". You may also want to change the timeout from the default 10 seconds to something like 2 so that Linux only boots when you want it to.

HTH Very Happy
Roald
Thanks for your help. It worked Very Happy, you can now close this topic if you would like to (not yet, I'm asking another question, see below please).
Animal
Roald wrote:
Thanks for your help. It worked Very Happy

Glad to be of service Wink
Roald
Well I've got another problem now, I can mount my Windows partition but I can only use it in root? Is it possible to use it with other accounts?
dooble.doodles
what is in your /etc/fstab file
and what groups do you have root and users being part of?
roguehider
modify the /etc/fstab entry like this according to your needs
/dev/hda2 /windows vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0

sth in the regexp form hd[abc][0-9]+ should be put instead of hda2 in above line.
Roald
Root and Roald are part of the group users, my /etc/ftstab conains this:
Code:
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1
LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdd                /media/cdrecorder       auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,$/dev/hdc                /media/cdrom            auto    pamconsole,exec,noauto,$
redice
Edit grub's config file: /boot/grub/menu.lst . Append the following to the file:

Code:
 title          Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
 root           (hd1,0)
 savedefault
 makeactive
 chainloader    +1


Where (hd1,0) is your windows install partition.
Roald
redice wrote:
Edit grub's config file: /boot/grub/menu.lst . Append the following to the file:

Code:
 title          Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
 root           (hd1,0)
 savedefault
 makeactive
 chainloader    +1


Where (hd1,0) is your windows install partition.
Thanks for your help but there is already an answer on this question.
desertwind
post the output of the command as root

# fdisk -l

PS: It's a small L, not a capital i
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