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    i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    i am trying to get a old computer for work {lounge area}

    to use puppy linux i tried their forum but i guess its down {closed}for new registrations and i dont want to read the whole help form because i cant narrow my search


    the boot menu

    in puppy keeps giving me option to boot to, i just want it to boot right into puppy

    it is using grub

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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    Can you just edit /boot/grub/menu.lst (or /boot/grub/grub.conf) and set the timeout option to whatever second you want?
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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    messed with timeout option
    did not work
    set it for 5 seconds
    what it actually says is {mind my typing please}


    gnu grub ver 0.97 (640k lower / 127164k upper memory)

    and then in a blue box under that it says


    linux on (dev/sda1)
    install grub to floppy disk (on dev/fdo)
    install linux to linux partition (on dev /sda1)
    - for help press `c`, then type help
    ` for usage examples type cat/boot/grub/usage.txt

    then under the blue box it says


    use the up down keys to chose your selection which is highlighted
    then press the enter key
    e to edit
    or c for command line

    i understand this and it works for myself

    but the 20 or 30 other people that work at the job
    some are quite computer dumb

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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    Post your /boot/grub/menu.lst or /boot/grub/grub.conf. (Which one does Puppy Linux use anyway?)
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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    # GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
    # generated by 'grubconfig'. Sat Mar 14 18:50:19 2009
    #
    # The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/sda' is
    # here '/boot/grub/mbr.sda.3505'. You can restore it like this.
    # dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.sda.3505 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    #
    # Start GRUB global section
    #timeout 5
    color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
    # End GRUB global section
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    title Linux (on /dev/sda1)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    title Install GRUB to floppy disk (on /dev/fd0)
    pause Insert a formatted floppy disk and press enter.
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (fd0)
    pause Press enter to continue.
    title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/sda1)
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (hd0,0)
    pause Press enter to continue.
    title - For help press 'c', then type: 'help'
    root (hd0)
    title - For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/usage.txt'
    root (hd0)

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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbean View Post
    # GRUB configuration file '/boot/grub/menu.lst'.
    # generated by 'grubconfig'. Sat Mar 14 18:50:19 2009
    #
    # The backup copy of the MBR for drive '/dev/sda' is
    # here '/boot/grub/mbr.sda.3505'. You can restore it like this.
    # dd if=/boot/grub/mbr.sda.3505 of=/dev/sda bs=512 count=1
    #
    # Start GRUB global section
    #timeout 5
    color light-gray/blue black/light-gray
    # End GRUB global section
    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    title Linux (on /dev/sda1)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 ro vga=normal
    # Linux bootable partition config ends
    title Install GRUB to floppy disk (on /dev/fd0)
    pause Insert a formatted floppy disk and press enter.
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (fd0)
    pause Press enter to continue.
    title Install GRUB to Linux partition (on /dev/sda1)
    root (hd0,0)
    setup (hd0,0)
    pause Press enter to continue.
    title - For help press 'c', then type: 'help'
    root (hd0)
    title - For usage examples, type: 'cat /boot/grub/usage.txt'
    root (hd0)
    You need to remove the # in front of the timeout 5 because that line is commented out. As a result, GRUB will sit there waiting for an input from a user.
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    thankyou
    i had thought about that for a second then forgot it, plus i do not like to fool with things when i dont know what i am doing
    can i put zero there and have it bypass that screen entirely
    no ones dumber than me

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    Re: i use ubuntu but need help on different system

    Yes, you can set timeout 0 but then you won't be able to get to the menu in case you need to access other options in GRUB menu.

    p.s. It's better ask to be sure then playing around in the dark and getting burnt.
    In the world of Linux, who needs Windows and Gates...

    Got most of my golden beans at an auction on eBay (with a couple of free drinks).

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