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|by Ashwin Acharya|
Now comes the time when you will first boot up your computers after installation. Notice one big change. When you boot it up, the computer gives all the BIOS information and then types
and stops. This is your boot prompt. As you have two operating systems on your computer, you need to choose between them at startup. Press 'tab' for options. There are normally two :
By default Lilo will boot into the Linux partition at the end of 10 seconds. This can of course be changed.
What is Lilo?
Lilo manipulation is a bit tricky and difficult, so be very careful and keep a boot disk handy.
When you choose linux and boot into it, you will be faced with a login prompt. For e.g.
Enter 'root' the first time. Next enter the password you typed in at installation. You are now inside a Linux system for the first time. As we mentioned earlier, the default boot partition is linux. However, for most of you who are used to windows this can be irritating. Hence we can change it to boot into Windows by default.
Type 'linuxconf' at the prompt.
To test whether the changes you made are satisfactory, type
To test the changes. If correct make the permanent by typing
Remember no changes can be made after this. Reboot and things will work as required.
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