boot.ini alterations

Hi there. I've just installed W2K on my D: with a C: W98SE dual boot.

Now I want to alter the boot.ini to:

a: Default to W98SE
b: Boot in 5 secs instead of 30.

Now I'm pretty sure the boot.ini file is the file to do this and to change the time for options, I change the value of the timeout setting.

Here is my boot.ini

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional"/fastdetect
C:\="Microsoft Windows

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Should my new boot.ini look like this?

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\Windows
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\="Microsoft Windows"
D:\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional"/fastdetect

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Toejam31

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Hey, friend!

No need to alter the boot.ini manually, when you can do this from the GUI.

My Computer/Properties/Advanced/Startup and Recovery.

Change the default OS to Win9x, and set the display time for the bootloader to whatever you wish. That'll do the trick.

See ya ...

Toey

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Much obliged friend!

[makes note] I must remember that newer operating systems provide means to change settings out of CLI. [/makes note]

Easy when you know how. Thanks again.

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