increasing grub timeout?

Scott Robbins scottro at
Tue Nov 24 16:37:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 08:30:08AM -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
> 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:
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > (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. 
> > 
> 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)).

For what it's worth, testing that this morning, I held down the shift
key after booting and it still just booted with a 0 timeout.  So, I'm
not sure that solution is universal. 

(I didn't try tapping other keys, don't ahve a chance right this

Scott Robbins
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