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Old 06-16-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
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Where are you grub?


Found nada in search... Want GRUB to appear before linux is launched - but on single boot system it doesn't appear first. What is the key that makes grub appear first? These MUST be one...

TYVM
 
Old 06-16-2016, 05:15 PM   #2
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You may need to edit grub.cfg for that.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 05:24 PM   #3
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You may need to edit grub.cfg for that.
TYVM. I can't even get mint to display the Terminal unless using compatibility mode, so THAT is how I must boot it... if grub not visible CM won't be possible, so, unfortunately your point is moot.

Even Windows has the F8 key.

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Old 06-16-2016, 05:28 PM   #4
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On any system that uses grub, there should be a root-level /boot directory which contains it ... and, its configuration file.

One of the many options of Grub is to omit displaying a boot-time selection menu entirely ... to immediately proceed to a particular selection, without presenting any choice. I surmise that this is what has been done in your case.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 05:29 PM   #5
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Boot with installation media and edit grub.cfg or whatever else you need to fix. There might be a key, try E.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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On any system that uses grub, there should be a root-level /boot directory which contains it ... and, its configuration file.

One of the many options of Grub is to omit displaying a boot-time selection menu entirely ... to immediately proceed to a particular selection, without presenting any choice. I surmise that this is what has been done in your case.
Well, it was a default Mint Rosa install (not dual boot) and grub doesn't appear like the live DVD. If I can get it into CM then I can edit the grub. Without CM and grub customizer I don't have the editing ability to do what needs to be done.
 
Old 06-16-2016, 07:48 PM   #7
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You need to edit the /etc/default/grub file as explained in detail at the link below about half way down the page. Change it to comment out the two lines below by placing a hash mark at the beginning of the line as shown:

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#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
#GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
 
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:02 PM   #8
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Want GRUB to appear before linux is launched
if you see this
Code:
 
GRUB >
then you have a PROBLEM

now if you want to have a menu of options like booting from a previous kernel or in a "safe" mode

then there should already be a 3 second countdown

if not
then as above
"/etc/default/grub"

and rebuild the bootloader
or also edit the grub.conf on the boot partition
 
Old 06-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #9
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You can't get a terminal? That makes no sense. Mint has an x-based terminal program, although I don't know what they use. It should be listed in the menu somewhere. If you want a full terminal outside the x-windows system, use ctrl-alt-F1 (or any F key other than F7). Ctrl-alt-F7 should get you back to the proper runlevel for x-windows. I think you're trying to go down the wrong road for what you want.
 
  


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