Increase grub timeout

goineasy9 at goineasy9 at
Sat May 15 07:33:29 UTC 2010

There are many instances in the forums, where, adding a cheat code to the kernel line in grub will solve a problem, but, if one doesn't have access to grub at boot-up, the solution is made more difficult.  Even the act of booting to init 3 to make a diagnosis by looking at the logs requires a rescue disk when there is no access to the grub screen.  Installations aren't always seamless, a timeout of 1 to 3 seconds makes the recovery easier.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Jones <chrisjones at>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <devel at>
Sent: Sat, May 15, 2010 2:05 am
Subject: Re: Increase grub timeout

I was under the impression that a timeout is intentional/used only if another operating system is detected upon installation. ie. Windows. If no other operating system is detected, then there's no point having a timeout.

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