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Old 06-10-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Messed up again...


Changed a menu setting in mint 17.3 cinnamon having to do with seconds before boot or automatic boot or something - on dual boot windows/mint grub. Now it boots without that dos menu and goes right to mint.

Could someone please tell me where that menu setting (applet?) is? - I can't find it to change it back so I can see the dual boot menu.

Menu/preferences/something?
Menu/administration/something?

TY
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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It sounds as if you are referring to the GRUB menu, the one that appears after POST and allows you to choose your OS or kernel version. The delay before the OS starts to boot is called the "timeout."

If that is indeed what you are referring to, this should help: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...ecific_Entries

I don't have Mint Cinnamon to look what items they may have in a GUI control panel thingee.

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Old 06-10-2016, 07:46 PM   #3
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The file you need to edit and you need to do it as root, use sudo, is /etc/default/grub. Open it with a text editor: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub should do it. If you don't have the 'gedit' text editor, you need to replace that with whatever your editor is. Change the GRUB_TIMEOUT= line to what you want.
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:15 PM   #4
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It sounds as if you are referring to the GRUB menu, the one that appears after POST and allows you to choose your OS or kernel version. The delay before the OS starts to boot is called the "timeout."

If that is indeed what you are referring to, this should help: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...ecific_Entries

I don't have Mint Cinnamon to look what items they may have in a GUI control panel thingee.
Thank you - it seems that if you set the administration/login preferences/auto login/enable automatic login & enable timed login to UNCHECKED, grub disappears from future reboots - permanently. That's understandable but still kind of harsh - I just wanted grub to sit there patiently and wait for me like any obedient machine - and do nothing until I told it to...
 
Old 06-10-2016, 08:58 PM   #5
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it seems that if you set the administration/login preferences/auto login/enable automatic login & enable timed login to UNCHECKED
I would agree that tying automatic login and GRUB timeouts together is a rather puzzling choice. After all, one is an apple and the other is not an orange--it's so far afield that it's a cauliflower.
 
Old 06-11-2016, 04:34 AM   #6
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instead of complaining, let's solve it, shall we?

so first:
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The file you need to edit and you need to do it as root, use sudo, is /etc/default/grub. Open it with a text editor: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub should do it. If you don't have the 'gedit' text editor, you need to replace that with whatever your editor is. Change the GRUB_TIMEOUT= line to what you want.
that's in seconds.
5 should be sufficient, or 0 (i think) to "just wait".
but be aware, there are also other settings that could influence this:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Gr...ecific_Entries

afterwards, you should run
Code:
sudo update-grub
in a terminal window.
 
  


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