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Thread: How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?

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    How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?

    32 bit 12.04 Desktop. Tried holding down shift key at end of POST with no luck. Just boots through to Desktop.

    How can I get to the GRUB menu please?
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    Re: How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?

    Check out this thread, he wants to hide it but you just check instead of unchecking Show Menu:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...5#post12577595
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    Re: How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?

    Thanks guys. I cannot get to edit a file. I've attached a usb bootable drive to the pc and can boot to Desktop ok. I have tried to copy over home files and intend to re-install the system on the pc's hard drive. However I'm told I don't have permission and running nautilus as sudo doesn't help. I need to get access to copy these files. How do I 'chown' a whole folder and it's subfolders and files?
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    Re: How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?


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    Re: How do I get the GRUB 2 menu to show?

    I had this problem on a machine with Ubuntu being the only install on it.

    My solution was to open /etc/default/grub
    And change the grub-timeout to -1.
    This sets it to infinite timeout, so the screen stays on the grub menu until I press enter.
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