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How to change the title in config.sys startup menu

Posted on 2003-11-07
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*UPDATE*
I was able to find the string in the IO.SYS and using a HEX editor I can change the text.  But after saving the file and resetting the permissions to the file the disk doesn't boot.
*END UPDATE*

I am using a windows 98 boot disk with menu similar to what you see below.  I want to change the title to something more fitting to the project I am working on.  I have heard you can use a HEX editor on the command.com to change it.  Is there an easier way to change it? or another menu option i can use in the config.sys?  If that is the only way to do it is there someone that has done it before that could help.


Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu  <--- This is what I want to change.
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1.  Submenu1
2.  Submenu2


Sample config.sys:

[menu]
submenu=SUBMENU1, Submenu1
submenu=SUBMENU2, Submenu2
menucolor=7,0

[SUBMENU1]
menuitem=MENU1ITEM1, Menu one Item one
menuitem=MENU1ITEM2, Menu one Item two

[SUBMENU2]
menuitem=MENU2ITEM1, Menu two Item one
menuitem=MENU2ITEM2, Menu two Item two

[MENU1ITEM1]
[MENU1ITEM2]

[MENU2ITEM1]
[MENU2ITEM2]

[COMMON]
device=himem.sys /testmem:off
device=oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001

files=10
buffers=10
dos=high,umb
stacks=9,256
devicehigh=ramdrive.sys /E 2048
lastdrive=z
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by:cwp
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You'll need to modify IO.SYS, since it's hardcoded into that file. Just search for the title and change it in a hex editor. You'll need to make sure that you don't change the length (pad it with spaces if it's shorter) and it'll be fine.
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Hrm. I guess you've updated the question before I posted. Anyway, part of my original suggestion stands: Make sure that you don't change the length of the file.
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by:davidwohlford
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That is what I was missing when editing the IO.SYS.  At least I have enough room to make what I wanted fit.
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