Boot CentOS and then, as root, edit the file /boot/grub/grub.conf and change the timeout= line from its rather small 5 second default to something larger. [by TrevorH]
on 07/28/2012 – Made popular on 07/28/2012
I am currently using SolusOS and it is really a great distro in my opinion. However, the default grub timeout of SolusOS is too short for my need, only 5 seconds. And since I have 3 other Linux distros and Windows 7 installed on my laptop, I need a longer grub timeout for me to select the operating system I want to use.
I edited the 'grub.conf' file of my linux system and changed the 'timeout' value in it and added some other line so as to solve the timeout issue of 'xm console guest' command. I was fool to assume that this 'timeout' parameter in grub.conf is actually related to 'xm console timeout and change it to very large value. So it led me to a big problem.
WonderWoofy wrote:I don't think those instructions are telling you to change things in /etc/default/grub, but rather to actually change the generated entries in /boot/grub/grub.cfg.And what I'd specified in the original post is that I'm looking for a better way to change it, something that won't get overwritten when I run a grub-mkconfig, something that is..
I'm trying to configure grub on my computer. I use the dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. The grub always suggest with a countdown from 10 seconds to boot the Ubuntu. However, I do not want to be that way because other people in my home also use the computer and do not have much affinity with Linux.
What can I change to make it appear when I bootup. Here is my current grub.cfg Also where would I make the changes and which commands would I have to run after the edit is done, such as sudo update-grub? Also why am I seeing MSDOS1 in there as root? Is this normal?
i need help related to grub..
basically i deleted my grub.conf file from /boot/grub/grub.conf..... but now when i am trying to recover it show me sucessfully done but when i restart my machine it shows me grub> .. plz help .. how can i reinstall grub... i have tried using grub-install and chose right disk and i have done in centos 5 and cent os6.
Going through LFS 7.3 and about ready to make it bootable but Fedora's grub is giving me issue.
The plan was to share /boot between LFS and Fedora 18 as I have done in the past (been awhile since I ran LFS - LFS 4.something last time). Hell, I've shared /boot between Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and LFS.