Increase grub timeout

Richard Zidlicky rz at
Sat May 15 09:01:17 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 09:58:27AM +0200, Alexander Boström wrote:

> Long story short: There are situations where a grub menu is vital, like
> until you've successfully booted a new kernel.

of course, and I do not think it is so hard to think of a sensible behaviour.

After each (semi)automatic change to grub/kernel conf as well as for the very first 
boot there should be a timeout as well as visible menu.
Once the kernel did boot with default command line etc it would be safe to set 
the timeout to a small value - after asking the user. 

More elaborate solution, there could be two config values - quicktimeout and 
After kernel and config changes timeout would be changed to safetimout and once 
the kernel booted safely it could be reset to quicktimeout automatically.


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