grub menu is automatically skipped

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Sun Aug 22 21:38:12 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 00:24 +0800, Hoang Le wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I have a problem with grub on fedora 13.
> After hibernation, I found that I couldn't boot into Windows 7 just
> because the grub menu showed up and disappear immediately and then my
> laptop booted  into fedora right away. Fedora is my default entry. Now
> I must use a trick by adding "hiddenmenu" option and rapidly press
> up/down arrow key to get to grub menu.
> It's not a serious problem but I still would want to solve it. Here's
> my menu.lst file.
> timeout=10
> splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> title Fedora 13
>     root (hd0,5)
>     kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro
> root=UUID=7edc57de-27ec-4ee9-bfe1-eeafc39cb2e9 rd_NO_LUKS rd_NO_LVM
> rd_NO_MD rd_NO_DM LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16
> KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rhgb quiet
>     initrd /boot/initramfs-
> title Windows 7
>     rootnoverify (hd0,0)
>     chainloader +1
> Thank you.

I am glad you solved you problem but I am amazed that default worked.
Hibernate saves the state of the system at the time you tell it to
hibernate. When you return you load back the system to the  state you
had before hibernation. Which means to me that if you hibernate while in
Linux it should come back to Linux. And booting into Windows 7 should be
impossible. Would someone who suggested the default solution explain why
this works?
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at>

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