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How to change Booting Option

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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  • Sandip Thakur
    Sandip Thakur Jul 14, 2010

    No, Sir, I am running Windows 98, Windows XP as well as Linux SUSI in one computer simultaneously.

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You can edit the grub menu.lst file and change the default OS to windows. The actual list will be toward the end of the file after default options.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

  • oban144u Sep 12, 2010

    all you have to do is cut and paste the windows OS section to the top of the menu. example is in the file:
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader 1

    obviously you want to remove the comments "#"

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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.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • oban144u Sep 10, 2010

    you can dual boot windows and linux no problem

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