I had Windows 98 and Windows XP. Then I installed Linux (SUSI) - so every time while I switch on my PC the Booting/OS option comes and within few seconds Linux is started if I don't choose windows. Now I want the default option to be Windows instead of Linux. Please tell how to do that.
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Re: How to change Booting Option
Because, Linux is upgrade & so power_full operating system. U already have Win98 & WinXP. If install Linux, previous window not work in same computer, because she (Linux) is ONE. Means, she operate whole computer or system, no more windows chance anytime. Maybe, u install 98 & XP running window time.
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in the run box type msconfig now up the top select startup. Now you will see your operating systems to select your default and you can also choose how many seconds it will be displayed for. Cheers from Scott please dont forget to vote
First, try to use PS2 keyboard type, maybe you are using a Usb keyboard that's why it wont work outside Windows mode.
Then if you are inside the Setup Menu sometimes called the "Bios Setup" try to look under the usb functions if it disable change it to enable, in this way all your usb device will work even if you are not in Windows Mode.
Regarding on your problem, the main issue their is the booting problem of XP after you delete the fedora operating system. That's common problem especially when the computer are in dual boot OS then you delete the other OS. Now, the reason why it usually fall into this problem its just because the XP is your core OS then you install Linux Fedora inside in XP so whatever changes you have done in fedora particularly deleting Linux OS inside XP affects the overall performance of your XP and eventually if you delete the Fedora without proper unistallation process done by Linux OS then the Boot Loader of your XP will also corrupt or delete that's the main cause of boot failure in your XP OS. Now the best solution there is to repair your XP by inserting the XP CD Installer and boot the CD to repair your OS or you can reinstall the XP OS without formatting the storage to prevent the lost of your data that has not yet already copyed a back up.
Please do this recommendation to save and restore your XP.
Anyway, normally when installing any SO lets you select the partition where you want to install the SO. Select the partition belonging to the USB External HD, and do everything else normally.
You must have in mind that you will lose everything in the USB HD, and that using it this way the OS will work only when the HD is plugged to the same PC, it may work with a different PC with different hardware but the SO will install the new drivers for the new hardware.
That's why I recommend you to use linux, check this out www.pendrivelinux.com/
Yes, you can have multiple OS's on the same hard drive, and partition. I've seen it and have done it before to my machines. You can choose at the boot menu which one you want (when installed), and can run Linux or XP, Vista, Mac OS... my personal favorite is a small OS called "SliTaz". It's a light, Linux-based OS that is very functionable to the user.
My guess is that when installing XP the option to format using NTFS was accepted. You should get a (Windows 98) DOS start floppy/CD and re-partion and format the drive before booting Linux install from CD/DVD
There's nothing like the Linux MBR File. The option to boot to multiple operating systems is controlled by a software called as the "Boot-Loader". Windows XP and Linux both have their versions of boot-loaders. The Bootloader that Windows XP uses is called the NTLDR, whereas Linux provides many bootloaders (prominent among them being "Grub" and "LILO").
>but Linux is shown in the manage option from the My Computer in Win XP 2..... That is the control section of NTLDR. So from what I understand you shouldn't have a problem selecting the operating systems.
If you want the Linux bootloader taking control of the boot process, you can always install it. All you need is a Linux CD and then run the setup for "Grub" or "LILO".
Information about installing Grub or LILO can be found easily on the internet.