Grub Timer?

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poesniper
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Grub Timer?

Postby poesniper » Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:37 pm

Hi Guys

Im new to the scene and i was wondering if:

*There is a way to put a timer on grub (say 3sec) and if there was no key pressed it would automatically boot into windows?

Thx

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proxima_centauri
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Re: Grub Timer?

Postby proxima_centauri » Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:15 pm

You need to edit your grub menu

Open a Terminal

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gksudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst


Looks for the "timeout" entry, change to 3

Scroll down tell you see your entrys, looks something like this (but not the same)
title Linux Mint, kernel 2.6.24-19-generic
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-19-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet
splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-19-generic

Cut and paste windows entry before the linux ones.
Save and exit.

Upon reboot your Windows entry will boot in 3 seconds if no keys are pressed at the grub screen.

Cheers

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Re: Grub Timer?

Postby poesniper » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:15 am

Thanks very much, it worked a charm. :D


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