Alright let's try this:
Originally Posted by furlopunk
1. Boot into Ubuntu and run
2. Now on gedit, locate the GRUB_TIMEOUT line. Here is the sample:
gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
3. Put there 10 secs if you like. While you are there, you can also change the default choice of operating system in the line GRUB_DEFAULT. If Windows 8 is listed as the 7th choice in the GRUB choice screen, put 6 on that line. (because counting starts from zero)
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
4. Now save your changes and close gedit.
5. Open the terminal and run This is to make sure GRUB knows your changes.
Goodluck and keep us posted.