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Old 12-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
cynicalpsycho
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<solved>Grub failed to autoboot


Solution:
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As bigrigdriver said, I needed to modify my /boot/grub/menu.lst file. The exact modification was adding:

Code:
# Boot automatically after 30 secs.
timeout 30

# By default, boot the first entry.
default 0

# Fallback to the second entry.
fallback 1

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Question:
Does anyone know where I go to edit my grub file?...
For some reason my boot is getting stuck at the grub screen and waits for me to click it before it ever loads the OS... how do i set it to autoload.

Last edited by cynicalpsycho; 12-26-2009 at 05:37 PM. Reason: <solved>
 
Old 12-26-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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/boot/grub/menu.lst is the file; set the timeout value for the amount of time you want to have to choose from the menu items which one to boot.

How long do you wait for grub to begin booting the default OS? The default timeout may be 8 seconds or more.
 
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:34 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
/boot/grub/menu.lst is the file; set the timeout value for the amount of time you want to have to choose from the menu items which one to boot.

How long do you wait for grub to begin booting the default OS? The default timeout may be 8 seconds or more.
you were right in your direction...
the problem was i didn't have
Code:
# Boot automatically after 30 secs.
timeout 30

# By default, boot the first entry.
default 0

# Fallback to the second entry.
fallback 1
before the "title" infact they weren't in there at all... which definitely explains why no autoboot.
 
  


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