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Old 08-10-2011, 04:06 AM   #1
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Puppy 5 needs any key to be pressed to get boot up at grub on old hp laptop

Am new to LINUX. Installed puppy 5 on my old hp laptop. It stops at grub and needs any key to be pressed to start booting. (Single OS).
The menu list content is,

# GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
# generated by 'grubconfig'. Mon Aug 8 21:27:20 2011
# The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/sda' is
# here '/boot/grub/mbr.sda.7869'. You can restore it like this.
# dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.sda.7869 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
# End GRUB global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
title Linux (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
title Install GRUB to floppy disk (on /dev/fd0)
pause Insert a formatted floppy disk and press enter.
root (hd0,0)
setup (fd0)
pause Press enter to continue.
title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/sda1)
root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0,0)
pause Press enter to continue.
title - For help press 'c', then type: 'help'
root (hd0)
title - For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/usage.txt'
root (hd0)

Why it is not booting up on s/on?
Please give suggestions.

Old 08-10-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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It looks like there is no timeout set. From Distrowatch, Puppy should be using grub legacy. So you should just need to edit that menu.lst file and add a line near the top that says timeout=5 for a 5 second timeout before booting.

I do notice that the menu.lst file is created by something called 'grubconfig'. Hopefully that script won't overwrite your timeout. But if it does, you need to find where 'grubconfig' lives and add the timeout to that script.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #3
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Thanks, it worked.


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