Increase grub timeout

Bastien Nocera bnocera at
Tue May 18 15:49:39 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 10:52 -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 15:43 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 10:34:22AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> > 
> > > Of course it shouldn't be zero. This is what I was saying yesterday. Now
> > > if Fedora is really targeting end users who are non-technical (can we
> > > decide this finally, sometime, please?) then this is valid. But if it's
> > > true that we favor experienced computing users, it should not be zero.
> > 
> > The logic here is unclear.
> As a technical user, it's another thing I immediately have to "fix"
> post-install, usually by rebooting a couple of times to make sure I get
> into grub at just the right moment. But moreso, it's become expected on
> Linux systems that one will get some kind of bootloader prompt/timeout. 

Probably because kernel updates often break, and you need a fallback.

If we put a bit more trust into our kernel updates, and can start making
people a bit angry and filing bugs when there are regressions, maybe we
can do away with that crappy crutch.

> If it were up to me, there'd be a full bootloader prompt back too :)

And we'd be using work-arounds to get Macs running under Linux ;)

More information about the devel mailing list