grub at start up

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Sun Jun 17 04:23:04 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: John <John at>
To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list at>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:55:54 PM
Subject: grub at start up

When the box starts up, grub's default time is about 4 seconds; how do I 
change that? I remember seeing it posted once before, but forgot to 
write down...


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Change the line 

timeout=5 to timeout=N where N is the number of seconds that you want/desire

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00  rhgb quiet acpi=off
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
timeout=5    <------  here change the 5 to 10 or 20 whichever number you feel most comfortable 
title Fedora (2.6.21-1.3194.fc7)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 
        initrd /initrd-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7.img
[root at localhost ~]# 



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