increasing grub timeout?

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Tue Nov 24 16:30:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 11:26 -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 07:07:19AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > 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. 
> Then do you think it's worth filing an RFE (a RFE? Hrrm. ok a request
> for enhancement) or perhaps a bug against grub?  If so, I'll try to get
> it done in the next few days, (unless someone else feels like doing it.)
> :)

I highly doubt the timeout will be changed.  We just need to work harder
on propagating the information that holding shift will get you the grub
menu (or even tapping F8 will just like on Windows, it really doesn't
matter which key you hit (as long as it isn't escape)).

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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