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Old 6th November 2008, 10:39 AM
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Fedora 10 grub

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.
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Old 6th November 2008, 10:43 AM
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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?
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Old 6th November 2008, 10:53 AM
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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:
Code:
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
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Old 6th November 2008, 11:02 AM
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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
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Old 7th November 2008, 09:49 AM
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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?
Code:
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
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Old 7th November 2008, 02:37 PM
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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. 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.
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Old 7th November 2008, 02:40 PM
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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.
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