Windows as default in boot

Posted on 2001-06-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Question by:clau
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Can Windows be default in unattended boot?
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dorward earned 50 total points
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Edit /etc/lilo.conf

Add or edit the line marked "default" to be the same as the label you want for the default boot system.

So if you have (for example):


the default line (probably in the block at the top) should read:


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Oh, you need to run /sbin/lilo as root after making the edit
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I agree to dorward this is the only method to boot unattended windows
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Thanks for your answer

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