View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to boot straight into ubuntu server bypassing grub

April 11th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Hi guys,

I was running a ubuntu server on another PC which has no keyboard. only power and lan cable is connected and i was remotely admining it from my desktop PC.

When i turned that Server PC on earlier , it goes straight into user login screen of ubuntu server. But right now i see the grub menu list which is expecting the keyboard Enter input.

how do i remove that so later on i don't need to plug the keyboard and hit enter to goto server login ?

April 11th, 2010, 06:06 AM
GRUB is part of the boot process, so you can't really bypass it. But you can reduce the time it spends waiting for input. There should be a timeout option in your menu.lst file (assuming you're using GRUB and not GRUB2.) You can set this to 0 or a low number.

Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GrubHowto.

If you're using GRUB2, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

April 11th, 2010, 06:10 AM
He is; GRUB2 autoboots if there isn't another OS.

April 11th, 2010, 06:14 AM
I didnt know you could bypass the GRUB, I thought it was a inportant part of the process? You see when i deleted part of the grub, nothing worked and i had to reinstall.

April 12th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Grub is vital and necessary to boot your system. Grub is what actually starts booting the operating system. Even if it is giving you multiple options, it usually defaults after a few seconds to the first option, so headless, you won't need to worry about it.