Options for dual-boot screen

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Options for dual-boot screen

Postby thiosk on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:13 pm

I'm really starting to like linux. I just upgraded to the stable x64 from the RC and this is my first linux experience.

I have a question about the wonderful dual boot chooser screen that has been implemented. I would like to change an option so that it does not automatically load into an OS after a period of time, I would rather it just sit there and wait for me to choose the option I want-- you know, in case I reboot and then run off to make a sammich or hit the can, for instance, I don't want to re-reboot because its automatically gone into the wrong OS.

Any advice here?

thanks!
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Re: Options for dual-boot screen

Postby jojo1028 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:38 pm

Hi,

I don't know if you can get rid of the timeout but you can
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gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
and try to set the timeout value to something like 3600 (it's an hour, should be enough time :) ).

Edit: maybe just commenting the timeout line with a # will do the trick, i m trying and tell you if it works :)
Re-edit: altair confirmed so it should work :)
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Re: Options for dual-boot screen

Postby altair4 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:42 pm

You can in fact comment out the line:
from timeout 5
to #timeout 5
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Re: Options for dual-boot screen

Postby hyperdrive on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:49 pm

Hi,

To add my own little bit to this... I believe if you comment out the "timeout" line in your /boot/grub/menu.lst (put a # sign in front of the line), that should disable the timer. ** untested but should work :wink:

EDIT: altair beat me to it with his lighting typing skills! *shakes fist* I'll have my revenge! *wraps cloak and vanishes in a cloud of ominous smoke* :twisted:
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Re: Options for dual-boot screen

Postby altair4 on Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:52 pm

It's always a good sign in any forum when people fall all over each other to help someone :lol:
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Re: Options for dual-boot screen

Postby NoClue! on Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:26 pm

Nice tip! Thanks guys! This should be the default setting.
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