dual boot

Willem van der Walt wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Tue Mar 28 08:15:30 UTC 2006

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Rinaldo wrote:

> Hello
> I am new to Linux and have a few questions.
> 1. I dual boot with default windos98/dos and fedora 2.
Which one is the default? do you boot into windows or linux by default?

> 2. How can I change this default from time to time? Can I do it from within
> winn98/dos or Fedora 2?
You can do it from Fedora 2 by changing the number in the line
default=0 to the number of the os you want as default.
You can write a script to automate changing this default.

> 3. Can I switch from within win98/dos or fedora2, to the o/s I wish to use?
> 4. Or can I make a floppy and boot from it and then make a dicition to witch
> o/s I wish to use?
To use another OS you need to reboot.  I cannot think of a way to change 
your default for the next reboot as described above for fedora, while you 
are running windows.  The easiest is to make sure that the machine waits 
at the grub screen and then memorizing the order of the boot lines.
 	E, do you have to press just enter or first the down arrow once 
and then enter etc.
Edit the line that sais timeout=5 or whatever in grub.conf to a large 
number.  I think you can make it 0 for no timeout, IE it waits there for 
ever until you press a key.
Regards, Willem
  > Regards > Rinaldo. >
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