OS Order in Mandrake's Bootloader

By bassic_dsm
Mar 16, 2003
  1. In Mandrake's OS loader (I think it's a graphical version of LILO), there is a list of operating systems. By default, Linux is the first item in the list, and will be loaded if nothing is selected within a few seconds.

    How can I change it so that Win2000 is the first item in the list and will load by default unless I select Linux? How can I change the time limit also?

    I tried moving around the entries in /etc/lilo.conf, however that doesn't change anything.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    If it's LILO, check /etc/lilo.conf. If it's GRUB, check /etc/grub.conf (or whatever the respective configuration files may be). You just change the order of the OS entries in the file and change the default setting accordingly.

    Remember that you have to run lilo manually once to make the new settings stick.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The time limit is specified in the line

    delay = n

    where n = delay in tenths of a second.

    The order for operating systems is the order they are listed, the default being the first, which can be overridden with

    default = n

    where n = name of the image.
  4. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    You do this by using this command:


    as root.

    /sbin/lilo -U uninstalls LILO as well, in case you are interested.
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    And you have to run lilo if you configured LILO. If you are using GRUB, then you don't have to do anything.
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