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Hey everybody. I am using GNU GRUB v0.95 which was installed when I installed Ubuntu. When I want to switch from Linux to Windows, it usually takes me about 5 ...
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    Timeout in GRUB


    Hey everybody. I am using GNU GRUB v0.95 which was installed when I installed Ubuntu. When I want to switch from Linux to Windows, it usually takes me about 5 tries, as I am doing other things and miss the timeout.

    I want to make it something like 600 seconds. I can't figure out how to do this though. I don't know anything about GRUB other than how to pick the OS I want from the menu.

    I know how to get to the command line, but couldn't really get anything done from there. I read I need to edit a config file, but don't know how to do that or where it is.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, find the line that sais "timeout X" and make X something big (it's in seconds).
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    Edit the timeout entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst to whatever time you want. If you want 600 seconds, this should work:

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    timeout  600
    Ahh... psic was quicker on the submit button than me. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    Ahh... psic was quicker on the submit button than me. :P
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    Ah, thanks guys

    I don't know much about partitions and such. I thought the boot loader was stored somewhere, well, less easy to get to than /boot.

    Thanks again.
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