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  1. #1
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    Skip grun screen

    I need to find a way to completely skip the grub screen and boot directly to Ubuntu.

    I don't want to press enter every time or wait 30 seconds and I rarely boot into Windows, so there's no reason to have the grub screen displayed.
    I'd like to get things to go as similar as possibile to a Linux only installation: no kernel select, no purple grub menu, no Windows entry. Just boot up the PC and wait for Ubuntu to load.
    Don't ge me wrong: I do want to keep Windows Installed. I'll boot into it when I need it, but most of the time I don't, so there's no need of grub screen.

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit
    Xubuntu 10.04 64 Bit

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    Re: Skip grun screen

    Edit /etc/default/grub:
    Code:
    sudo nano /etc/default/grub
    Then set GRUB_TIMEOUT to whatever value (in seconds) you like more. 0 is acceptable. Use
    Code:
    info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'
    for a manual page. Afterwards run
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    For comparison, these are the uncommented lines of my /etc/default/grub, which is the default for non-dual booting systems. Using these settings the menu won't display.
    Code:
    GRUB_DEFAULT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0
    GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
    GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
    To be able to boot windows easely, I suggest you set a timeout of about 3 seconds. Waiting 3 seconds during boot shouldn't be much of a problem.

  3. #3
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    Re: Skip grun screen

    That did the trick. Thanks Impavidus
    Xubuntu 10.04 64 Bit

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    Re: Skip grun screen

    If you ever need to get to the grub screen (to use the recovery kernel, say) then hit shift after the BIOS screen.

  5. #5
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    Re: Skip grun screen

    I've been looking at how to do this for some time on the side. Thanks

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