Increase grub timeout

Jon Masters jonathan at
Tue May 18 16:05:30 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 11:47 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> Several installation to choose from --> give the user time to make a
> choice
> Only one OS --> get it running as quickly as possible
> I am certainly an experienced user, and I am still not in love with
> staring a a grub screen for so many seconds every boot.

I am in love with having a system that boots. And experience shows that
I'm in the grub prompt quite often. Now admittedly, I'm doing kernel
builds and the like, but even when I'm not, I'll often need to stick a
parameter on a kernel boot line or choose a kernel to run. And then
there's the bad upgrade[0] case in which grub proves useful too.


[0] Fedora kernels are generally high quality, but the overall upgrade
"philosophy" (or non-philosophy) espoused on this list means that the
kernel is just one of many packages yum is told never to touch.

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