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Re: reboot to specific OS from GNU/Linux

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: reboot to specific OS from GNU/Linux
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 18:05:45 +0000
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On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 05:52:27PM +0100, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> Hi all,
>   While running GNU/Linux, is there a way to reboot the machine
> so that grub selects an entry other than the default without
> presenting a menu?
> I'm told LiLO can do this (LiLO -R)
> i.e. if I'm dual booting, can I reboot to a non-GNU OS just once?

Actualy, this is a requisite for GRUB to become the default bootloader
in Debian, so it'd be of much help to have this functionality.

Would you implement it? It can be done by having GRUB parse an overrides
file such as /boot/grub/overrides.lst whose commands can overrid the ones
in menu.lst. Then a function like "grub -R" can be implemented on top of

Robert Millan

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