Learn about the technologies behind the Internet with The TCP/IP Guide!
NOTE: Using robot software to mass-download the site degrades the server and is prohibited. See here for more.
Find The PC Guide helpful? Please consider a donation to The PC Guide Tip Jar. Visa/MC/Paypal accepted.
View over 750 of my fine art photos any time for free at DesktopScenes.com!

Get the entire How to Build Your Own PC in affordable hard copy
Click Here!

Custom Search







Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 11: Installing A Dual Boot Operating System (Linux And Windows XP)
      9  Working With and Modifying the GRUB Bootloader

Previous Topic/Section
Finding and Opening the gedit Word Processor
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Changing the Timeout Value
Next Topic/Section

Editing the GRUB Configuration File

Now, go to “File...Open” on the menu and navigate to the directory /etc. Inside the directory /etc, you’ll see a file called grub.conf (Figure 198). This is the configuration file for the Grub bootloader. As a general rule, if you’re making changes to configuration files, it’s good to save a backup copy somewhere in case you want to revert. But, for the simple changes we’re making, we’ll just directly modify the grub configuration file (Figure 199).


Figure 198: Finding /etc/grub.conf

Navigate to the /etc directory and find grub.conf, the GRUB bootloader configuration file. All folders start in the root directory denoted as “/” (slash).

 



Figure 199: Editing grub.conf

Opening grub.conf we see the multiple boot options each listed under its own “title” (See Figure 8.25). One is DOS, which we could change to “Windows XP.”

 



Previous Topic/Section
Finding and Opening the gedit Word Processor
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Changing the Timeout Value
Next Topic/Section

If you find The PC Guide useful, please consider making a small Paypal donation to help the site, using one of the buttons below. You can also donate a custom amount using the far right button (not less than $1 please, or PayPal gets most/all of your money!) In lieu of a larger donation, you may wish to consider buying the inexpensive print version of How to Build Your Own PC, direct from the author. Thanks for your support!
Donate $2
Donate $5
Donate $10
Donate $20
Donate $30
Donate: $



Home - Table Of Contents - Contact Us

How to Build Your Own PC (http://www.PCGuide.com/byop/) on PCGuide.com
Version 1.0 - Version Date: May 4, 2005

Adapted with permission from a work created by Charlie Palmer.
PCGuide.com Version Copyright 2005 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.
Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.