Doesn't boot -server 9.10: /etc/default/grub in grub2 ignored if "sudo reboot" not used
Steps to reproduce
1. install ubuntu server 9.10 from the CD
2. remove CD
4. edit /etc/default/grub to put in a timeout (GRUB_TIMEOUT="0")
5. at the command line, enter "sudo update-grub2"
6. at the command line, enter "sudo reboot"
7. observe that the timeout from Step 3 was used
8. remove the power cord to simulate a power failure
The default grub menu screen is displayed at power up and does not go away no matter how many times the computer is rebooted. The timeout set in Step 4 is ignored. If a menu option is selected at that grub screen, then the server can finish starting up and a user can login.
User should not have to manually enter a menu option at power up to get server running.
After login, user can do "sudo reboot" to get the timeout from Step 4 to be used. The timeout was set so that if there was a power failure, then the server can get past the grub splash screen without a user being there or having a monitor connected.