View Full Version : [ubuntu] Make GRUB autoload Ubuntu faster

November 17th, 2010, 11:02 PM
I'm running om 10.10. I tried BURG, and then I wanted to change back to GRUB.
So I did the following:

sudo grub-install /dev/sda
sudo update-grub

Now I'm back with GRUB... but...

Problem 1. I have Ubuntu as the only OS on my system so I don't want the option to press ESC and choose OS everytime I start up my computer. I just want Ubuntu to auto load everytime without text, countdowns and such tidies things.

Problem 2. When Ubuntu is booting up it says somthing like "booting from (hd0,0) ext4" or something. I don't want text there either. I just want the "Ubuntu screen".

This is my /etc/default/grub :
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

November 17th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Ok, I opened /boot/grub/menu.lst and changed:

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 0

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)

# Pretty colours
#color cyan/blue white/blue

So now it just skips that part.

I still got "booting from (hd0.0 ext4)".
GRRRR!!! How can I make it hide that text? I don't care what it's booting from.
I just want a nice clean start up.

November 19th, 2010, 05:03 PM
I feel it a known plymouth issue rather than Grub. There have been problems since Ubuntu switched to plymouth in 10.04.

A workaround here.