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    Default Booting to XP not BackTrack

    here we go..

    What i'm trying to accomplish:
    Dualboot XP and BackTrack3 Beta

    What i've done:

    I've gotten the live CD to work, Have a partition for XP (sda1 with XP installed) and a Linux partition (currently ext3, but i've tried with ext2 too) with Backtrack3 beta installed(sda3) and another partition for xpstorage(sda5)

    alright, so i have tried several different ways of getting this to work. At first I tried a couple of different Dual Boot guides. Using Both Real and Live install (in the GUI as i'm pretty much a linuxnoob.. tried BT2 a while ago)

    what happend was that everything booted directly too XP. so i figured something was wrong and i decided to try something else out. I reformatted and reinstalled Real. and decided not to mess with Lilo at all, That way Only Backtrack would boot right.. at least i thought so.. but again I get directly booted to XP.

    Now if anyone knows any more info i should post to help me get some answers on what to do to hopefully get it working please let me know.

    Thanks in advance. .

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    If you're not using Lilo then what boot manager are you using?
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    to be honest i have no idea.. might be lilo it's using but i have not set it up in any way. when i chose the "real" install the installation finished and the window told me to press the close button and so i did.. then i rebooted since nothing else happened and it booted to xp.. maybe i should post my lilo.conf?

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    Why the hell are you using BT? Use a beginner friendly distro.

    And i think you will be a member of the club soon.
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    So you installed XP & BT, then reformatted the drive and installed just XP, and now you're wondering why XP boots?
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    where are you getting the steps from? what guide are you using?
    I felt like bending the bars back, and ripping out the window frames and eating them. yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumb*sses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!

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    Prolly from just reading half of a guide at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMDave View Post
    Why the hell are you using BT? Use a beginner friendly distro.

    And i think you will be a member of the club soon.
    I have been using ubuntu for a couple of months actually and I think it's boring.. so decided to try this out.

    Quote Originally Posted by thorin
    So you installed XP & BT, then reformatted the drive and installed just XP, and now you're wondering why XP boots?
    I had xp installed.. installed BT didn't work.. reformatted the Linuxpartition and installed again.. using another guide. and that didn't work either.

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    Ubuntu is not a real distro.

    Do yourself a favour and learn Linux basics on how stuff works and why. There are more appropriate distros out there to learn Linux.
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    OObOOntOO is a lot easier to use than BT. A lot easier to install as well. I'm not sure, i've never had any problems installing it. Try BT3 maybe?
    I felt like bending the bars back, and ripping out the window frames and eating them. yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumb*sses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!

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