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  1. #1
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    Vista 64bit and Fedora 64bit boot

    how can i change which OS to boot fist i have fedora which always boot after 3 seconds but i want to change it to vista because noone in my home know not to use fedora
    is this possible?

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    Edit the "default=" line in /etc/grub.conf so that the Vista entry is default. Note the numbering starts at 0.
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    can u explain it where to write that because im noob

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    Login as root, find the directory /etc and edit the file grub.conf using your favourite text editor. You should see something like this:

    default=0
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd1,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    password --md5 $1$BgMHP4i/$/rvXDSa1468xGleqC/gU61
    title Fedora (2.6.25.9-40.fc8)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-40.fc8 ro root=/dev/md0
    initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.25.9-40.fc8.img
    title Memtest86+ (1.70)
    root (hd1,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+-1.70 ro root=/dev/md0

    But one of your entries will be for vista. eg. If I want my machine to boot memtest by default I would change the default=0 to default=1.
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    I Edited It To
    Code:
    #boot=/dev/sda
    default=1
    timeout=5
    splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    hiddenmenu
    title Fedora (2.6.25.9-76.fc9.x86_64)
    	root (hd0,4)
    	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.x86_64 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
    	initrd /initrd-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.x86_64.img
    title Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64)
    	root (hd0,4)
    	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64 ro root=UUID=8b09c8f7-d786-464e-8e7e-27dd90a7759f rhgb quiet
    	initrd /initrd-2.6.25-14.fc9.x86_64.img
    title Other
    	rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    	chainloader +1
    But Not Works
    Last edited by CrOwN.; 6th July 2008 at 07:06 PM.

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    Try default=2 as this would boot "other" which is what fedora has called vista in grub.
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    Works now thnx a lot

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