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Old 04-20-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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Grub timeout is not working


Hi

here is my grub.con

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda6
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
timeout=1
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (2.6.9-42.EL)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-42.EL ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-42.EL.img

I am running Redha AS4, the timeout value in grub file is not working and though I have set it to 1 second, but it stais at the grub manu for a long time and start booting.

I have reinstalled the grub but still no change
 
Old 04-20-2009, 01:13 AM   #2
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Are you sure this is the version being used? Try changing the title a little and see if it changes when the menu pops up.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 01:20 AM   #3
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Hi billymayday

This is the release file content Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 4)

I changed the title as you suggested, and when the machine boots up I can see the in the grub menu

Regards
 
Old 04-20-2009, 01:26 AM   #4
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And it boots OK if you hit enter?

Did the delay work for a larger value (say 10 secs)?

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Old 04-20-2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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Yes when I hit enter it boots okay
 
Old 04-20-2009, 01:43 AM   #6
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But did it work for larger timeout values?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:19 AM   #7
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No not even for larg timeout it works
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:25 AM   #8
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That's very odd. I'd try commenting that line out, and manually re-entering a timeout line.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:28 AM   #9
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Did that to billymayday, and I reinstalled the grub but made no difference
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #10
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Try commenting out the "hiddenmenu" line.

#hiddenmenu

All this would do is show you the grub bootloader.

Last edited by Libu; 04-20-2009 at 02:34 AM. Reason: typo's
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:50 AM   #11
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Hi Libu same thing it just not auto boot
 
Old 04-20-2009, 03:11 AM   #12
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Can you try booting without your keyboard plugged in?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 03:21 AM   #13
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Are you looking at the correct file "/boot/grub/grub.conf" ? (/boot/grub/menu.lst should be a link to this, likewise so should /etc/grub.conf )
 
Old 04-20-2009, 03:33 AM   #14
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hay billymayday it worked, and I pluged in another key doard and its working okya. Can you explained what is going on.
 
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By the way Thanks you guys
 
  


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