Hi all. I’m a fairly recent convert to the linux system and I’m currently dual booting Windows XP and OpenSuSE 10.3. However, I notice that once GRUB starts up and presents me with a menu to select the OS to boot, OpenSuSE standard mode is the default Operating System. I want to change this to windows as the default. Is this possible? Thanks.
at the top of your menu.lst there is a line default=x, you just need to change the x…
or if you prefer gui to editing, YaST - system - bootloader. highlight the entry you want to be first/default & click on the arrows to move up or down.then click save/accept/finish
I do not want to be a pain in the ass and I know it is difficult to try to look at problems as a noob, but menu.lst in fact is /boot/grub/menu.lst. Any guru would know, but not a beginner.
And BTW as a beginner: use deltaflyer44’s way.
AND … wait for it … It has special permissions rw------- so you can’t even read it unless you are root. So it would be better for a new user to use deltaflyer’s method EXCEPT … wait for it … he forgot to mention to click the button in lower right corner labelled “Set as default”.
Wow, a bunch of sleepy heads here tonight :eek:
I have no excuse, it is midmorning here, the sun is shining, lazy day
he forgot to mention to click the button in lower right corner labelled “Set as default”.
sheesh, forgot that one, /me mumbles, need to read up on noob stuff
And since it was mentioned that the change could be done directly in menu.lst rather than through YaST . . .
The numbering for “default” begins with zero.