View Full Version : Grub doesn't timeout?
22nd May 2006, 08:09 AM
I have a dual boot menu in grub on my laptop with a timeout on 5 seconds, but when booting it never boots and doesn't even count down... I have tried different distroes and the same thing happends, no timeout....
Doen anyone know why and perhaps have a solution?
(btw, installed SuSE 10.1 this weekend and their grub installation worked; I suddenly had a grub menu with a timeout that worked)
22nd May 2006, 09:03 AM
have you installed different distros at the same time?
if so, check that you edited the right grub.conf...its possible to have grub installed on /dev/hda (probably the one your bios uses), and the another in /dev/hda1 and another in /dev/hda3 and so on...
22nd May 2006, 09:05 AM
No, only one distro at the same time... And grub is always installed on the master boot record....
22nd May 2006, 11:11 AM
can you post your grub.conf?
22nd May 2006, 12:49 PM
My grub.conf looks like this...(it's the default config...) :
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda5
# initrd /initrd-version.img
title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.2122_FC5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.2111_FC5)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.16-1.2111_FC5 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
title Windows XP
22nd May 2006, 02:07 PM
Change timeout to 30 (as I did) it gives you 30 sec for choice (and save it)
22nd May 2006, 02:08 PM
Not sure what good that would do...?
22nd May 2006, 07:49 PM
Well, I tried setting timeout to 30 sec. but with the same result....
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