since last update system does not boot any more

Scott Robbins scottro at
Thu Mar 31 17:21:28 UTC 2011

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 07:51:43PM +0300, cornel panceac wrote:
>     Yet another reason setting grub's timeout to 0 was a very bad idea,
>     especially in VMs.
> indeed, i had to boot another operating system to increase the timeout so that
> i can change the kernel line when needed....

For what it's worth, on VM's I've learned (though sometimes forgetting)
to get over to a console--on VirtualBox, it's hold the host key, usually
right control, and use the F2--to get to a console, go into
/mnt/sysimage and edit grub.conf to give me a 3 second timeout before
the reboot.   (I also remove the hidden menu line.)

Scott Robbins
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