increasing grub timeout?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Nov 24 15:07:19 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-11-23 at 21:28 -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:

> I really don't see a good reason not to have it.  I know that Windows
> refugees like quick boots, but don't see 3 seconds making that big a
> difference.   
> (Dinosaur that I am, I've always thought that there is too much emphasis
> on quick boots with pretty splash screens, but that's just the old vs.
> the new and all that rot.)

FWIW, I would support this. As a data point, in my experience people
don't count the bootloader time in deciding if a system 'boots fast' or
not. If they see a fast boot from _after_ the bootloader to desktop,
they consider it to be a fast booting system. Yeah, unless you bypass
the boot menu this isn't a particularly logical perspective, but people
are not that logical =) so I don't believe we'd lose much in terms of
people's perceptions of Fedora as 'booting fast' or otherwise, by making
such a change.

Adam Williamson
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