Increase grub timeout

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue May 18 21:47:39 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 22:25 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 02:14:45PM -0700, Robert Relyea wrote:
> > I like the 2 boot time out options. If you clear the 'successful boot'
> > flag every time you start grub (after remembering what it said so you
> > can set the appropriate timeout) and set it again whenever the system
> > achieves the desirable 'boot state' then grub can detect boot failures
> > on the fly and increase the timeout if one is detected.
> Yes, the failed boot menu is pretty handy.
> > Downside: grub would need write access to a filesystem (or some other
> > permanment store) at boot time.
> We have this for SaveDefault. It ought to be possible to extend it and 
> then provide an application that resets the flag at the end of boot.

Yes, as I already observed:


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