boot partition

By black9
Mar 3, 2005
  1. I have done it before but I forgot how to get ride of that delay when you computer boots up and you can choose the partition you want to boot up on.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You define the delay in the boot manager configuration. It might help if you actually told what boot manager do you use.. Windows? LILO? GRUB? Smart? OSL2000?
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    if W2K or XP, in Notepad open c:\boot.ini and change the line timeout=30 to e.g. =10 (seconds).
  4. HoopaJoop

    HoopaJoop TS Rookie Posts: 90

    Goofy gui way to do it in xp/2000

    windows key + Pause/Break
    Advanced Tab
    Settings in startup and recovery

    That is basically the gui to modify the boot.ini file.

    If you want to get rid of one, click edit from the same screen to get to the boot.ini file. Simply delete the duplicate and hope you didn't remove the wrong one.

    For extra adventure, modify the file with your eyes closed and try to manipulate it with the power of your chi. Or you know...maybe not.
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