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Old 07-13-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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How do I change the defualt boot partition. At the moment it is booting from an extended partition i installed xp on, not the logical one with Grub (boot menu) on it.
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:14 PM   #2
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Start>>Run>>type msconfig>>boot.ini tab>>change order and set default.

Or if you're adventurous ... search for boot.ini file and edit it.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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already tried this. doesn't work. the partition i want the computer to boot from does not have a dirve letter. i cannot give it one because it is formated by linux and therefore not readable through windows.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:12 PM   #4
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what linux are you running?
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:27 PM   #5
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centos and debian, though debian does not work.
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
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What does your boot.ini actually say?
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:24 AM   #7
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well my computer refuses to turn on now. so i am just going to reinstall everything on a new hard drive
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:36 AM   #8
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BIOS boot order?
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:05 PM   #9
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well, there is a way to set the boot partition from in there, but it still boots from windows. As everything has stopped woring now anyway. i have just bought a 160gb hard drive which i will use for windows. i can use my old 40gb for linux.
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