Increase grub timeout

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Sat May 15 12:23:26 UTC 2010

On 05/15/2010 05:01 AM, Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> 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 
> safetimout.
> After kernel and config changes timeout would be changed to safetimout and once 
> the kernel booted safely it could be reset to quicktimeout automatically.
> Richard

   What if a user puts in a timeout - after a successful boot will it
stay or be reset to 0. It should never change what the user desires ...
you may need a fancier smarter set of rules.

    Complex rules and grub ..mmm ... somehow I prefer simple and grub ...


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