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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  Installing Linux

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Choosing a Default Operating System

The next dialog box will ask you to choose a default operating system to be loaded by the Linux boot loader (GRUB) as shown in Figure 173. Select “DOS” as the default. This will mean that Windows XP will become the default operating system to boot, unless a conscious choice is made to boot to Linux instead.


Figure 173: Boot loader configuration

Under the default checkbox, Linux is selected. This means that when the system boots up, after a short while Linux will boot as the default operating system. If other users, who are familiar with Windows, but not Linux, will be using this PC, be sure to select DOS, which is Windows XP, as the default operating system to boot.

 


Selecting Windows as the default usually makes sense if anybody not familiar with Linux must use your computer.


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