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Re: increasing grub timeout?

Michal Jaegermann wrote:
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 04:05:57AM -0500, Kamil Paral wrote:
For example in the Windows world,
the bootloader doesn't show any items and doesn't wait, but *everyone
knows* that you just press F8 again and again on computer start if
you want to get into the rescue mode. Even my "common users" friends
know that (which also says something about product quality ;)).

That sounds pretty terrible for that simple reason that with many
current BIOSes F8 is used to bring a "choose your boot device" menu
(and that usually includes booting from a network).  If that key is
"stolen" that this is a serious breakage.  Or you mean that if you
will use that early enough then BIOS will handle it but if you hit
that in a proper moment, not too early and not too late, then
Windows bootloader will interpret that?  In such case you are back
to a "time that right" keystroke as is often the case with such
things in a boot sequence regardless if you are booting something or
want to get to BIOS.

That's the one. Timing is everything, and if too late then it's start from the beginning.



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