Increase grub timeout

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sat May 15 13:48:08 UTC 2010

openSUSE's Grub has defaulted to 8 seconds as long as openSUSE has existed,
same as SuSE before it as far back as I ever used it. The 8 is in a select
list in the installer's Grub configuration section, so it's easy to change
prior to first boot. I always change it to 12-15, depending on how many
stanzas are proposed. 3 seconds doesn't give me time to reach for the
keyboard, much less both comprehend to what I see and react.

This Grub timeout situation is much like desktop font sizes. If fonts are too
big/timeout is too long, it's much easier to make smaller/set shorter than to
make bigger/set longer if fonts are too big/timeout too short.

IOW, if it cannot be perfect (which it cannot), better too long than too short.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata  ***

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