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    Question Stopping GRUB automatically booting into Ubntu?

    Hey Guys,
    Does anyone know how to stop GRUB automatically booting into Ubuntu with 5/10s?
    I am currently using a TV as a monitor and it can take 15/20s to turn on and switch to PC.
    All help is appreciated,
    Zenithex.
    Last edited by Zenithex; June 18th, 2013 at 01:19 PM.

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    Re: Stopping GRUB automatically booting into Ubntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenithex View Post
    Hey Guys,
    Does anyone know how to stop GRUB automatically booting into Ubuntu with 5/10s?
    I am currently using a TV as a monitor and it can take 15/20s to turn on and switch to PC.
    All help is appreciated,
    Zenithex.

    You can change the time that Grub waits for you to pick an Operating System.

    Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run

    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.backup 
    gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub
    Search and find the line GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
    and change the number to 20 or 30.
    Keep in mind that the value counts in seconds.

    After you successfully edit the file , save it and run in terminal
    Code:
    sudo update-grub
    Regards
    NikTh
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    Re: Stopping GRUB automatically booting into Ubntu?

    You can also set the timeout to -1. Then grub will wait until you hit enter.

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    Re: Stopping GRUB automatically booting into Ubntu?

    Thanks for the quick replies,
    Went with 30 seconds, that should be enough.
    Regards,
    Zenithex

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