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mssnotreal
24th June 2006, 08:53 PM
I have a Windows/FC5 dualboot system with Windows being the default boot. However in the loading menu, the timer is set to only 2 seconds before it loads Windows, so I do not have much time to select Fedora if I wanted to use it. Here is my question: How do I change the time from 2 seconds to 30 seconds, so that I have more time to select which operating system I would like to use once I turn on my PC.

Effie04
24th June 2006, 09:00 PM
Hello and welcome

simple: edit the file /etc/grub.conf (as root)
search for the line:
timeout=2
and change the number (counted in seconds...)

mssnotreal
24th June 2006, 10:50 PM
Thank you, but I have another question now, and pardon my newbie stupidity... but how do I get root privledges? Do I login in as a root, and if so, how do I do that?

jvroig
25th June 2006, 05:41 AM
Or menu.lst instead of grub.conf. They're in the same directory: /boot/grub

/boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/grub.conf all link to /boot/grub/grub.conf. I haven't tried modifying all three files, I simply edit menu.lst (a lot of times, because I'm fond of multi-booting and kernel updates in one distro (whose bootloader was overwritten by the latest installed) makes me have to modify the active bootloader). Modifying any of the three should work.

mssnotreal
25th June 2006, 06:38 AM
Thank you, got it going just as I wanted