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    Amending Boot Sequence?

    I have Knoppix 6.4.4 installed on my laptop (Dell) and all works wonderfully. The power management os unbelievable! Was just wondering if there is a way of altering the boot sequence in the root menu so that I don't have to keep editing it when I boot up? Specifically I want to change the language to xkeyboard=gb and the time sequence to europe/london and want to do it so that it is kept once changed. Any ideas as to how I do this? Thanks.

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    Hi, jacksbutler.

    One way is to edit the first line of /mnt-system/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg.
    Just add or change some of the default cheat-codes.

    Make a copy of syslinux.cfg like syslinux.cfg.orig just in case.

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    p.s.
    I'm assuming your 6.4.4 is a Live USB like mine, of course.
    Something similar will apply to an HDD install.

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    I'm not sure but when you do a hdd install I'm afraid it uses grub, in this case edit the lines in
    /boot/grub/grub.conf

    Try first utu's suggestion

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    Hi and thanks for the help. I cannot find /mnt-system/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg anywhere? I edited the grub conf, but could not save it? Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

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    Hi, again, jacksbutler.

    Looks like your setup is not like mine at all. Sorry.
    Maybe dinosoep can steer you better.

    FWIW, I don't have a grub.conf, but I do note that my /boot/grub
    files are root:root. In which case if I wanted to edit grub.conf
    I would need to start out with

    sudo leafpad /boot/grub/grub.conf

    so I could save my edits.

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    Hi utu and thanks a lot. My grub is in sda2, so I just amended your instructions to sudo leafpad/sda2/boot/grub, amended the list, saved and it all worked! Many thanks.

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