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Re: increasing grub timeout?



On Tue, 2009-11-24 at 11:37 -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
> 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
> moment.)
> 
> 
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> Scott Robbins
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> 
> Xander: I have my pride. Okay, so I don't have a *lot* of my pride,
> but I have enough so that I can't do this.
> 

Odd.  Every physical machine and virt machine I've tried it has worked.
I suppose if you held it down too early you may have triggered your
bios' stuck key loop.

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Jesse Keating
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