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glennzo
6th November 2008, 11:39 AM
Anyone seen behavior with grub where it doesn't count down and boot the default OS? I 've seen this lately with my laptop and Fedora 10 / Other OS's. Boot the computer and I get the menu but no count down. It will sit there for ever if I let it. No big deal really but just wondering if anyone else has seen this.

Demz
6th November 2008, 11:43 AM
cause of Plymouth isnt Fedora Set to boot eh default OS straight off till you press the spacebar to select what OS you wanna boot from?

glennzo
6th November 2008, 11:53 AM
Could be. I'm just going the "old fashioned" way. I don't use the graphical boot so I see all that "boring" text scroll by as the system boots. I manually edit grub to set things the way I want them, but seem to have lost the countdown / boot default OS feature. No biggie. Here's my config:
default=0
timeout=30
splashimage=(hd0,5)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora 10 Beta (2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=7abe0a95-1021-4d3e-a762-f2ceb9833382 vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686.img
title Fedora 10 Beta (2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=7abe0a95-1021-4d3e-a762-f2ceb9833382 vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-58.fc10.i686.img
title Ubuntu 8.10 (2.6.27-7-generic)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=81de0f1f-daee-40fa-b0cc-0d5e0636deab ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
quiet
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
title Windows XP
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

Demz
6th November 2008, 12:02 PM
i havent used fedora10 yet, but Glenn if you used Debain, i think it may boot in a similiar way .. i dunno, just a guess

glennzo
7th November 2008, 10:49 AM
Don't want to start another thread on GRUB. I'm using Fedora 10 Beta grub to boot my laptop. There is a line, chaintimeout=5, in the grub configuration and I'm wondering what this is. When I boot the computer the timeout works now, contrary to what I had stated in my first post. Timeout is set to 30 but the default boots in 5 seconds as per chaintimeout. I've looked at the grub manual here, http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html and have had a look see at the Fedora 10 release notes. Don't see anything about this feature. Anyone have any idea on this?
default=1
timeout=30
chaintimeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,4)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Fedora 10 Beta 64Bit (2.6.27.4-68.fc10.x86_64)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.x86_64 ro root=UUID=fb35e07e-de85-45da-93a9-643b63c90098 rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.x86_64.img
title Fedora 10 Beta (2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686)
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686 ro root=UUID=7abe0a95-1021-4d3e-a762-f2ceb9833382 vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.4-68.fc10.i686.img
title Windows Vista
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
chainloader +1
title Windows XP
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

stoat
7th November 2008, 03:37 PM
I don't use Fedora 10 yet, but was interested in the new command anyway.

First, regarding the GRUB manual, I don't think that is being maintained anymore...GNU GRUB manual

This is the documentation of GNU GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, a flexible and powerful boot loader program for pcs.

This edition documents version 0.97.

This manual is for GNU GRUB (version 0.97, 8 May 2005).

Copyright 1999,2000,2001,2002,2004,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.



Next, the only thing I found on the Internet about chaintimeout was this by Peter Jones (http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/viewvc//devel/grub/grub-chainloader-timeout.patch?view=markup[/url). It looks like code for a patch to GRUB for version 0.97-36. It's interesting to read, and gives a little information about the new GRUB menu command.

glennzo
7th November 2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks stoat. I'll mark the link and have a read later. Seems that chaintimeout is the boss so far. Timeout=30, chaintimeout=5. Default boots in 5 seconds.