Weblog entry #17 for mcortese

Silent Grub
Posted by mcortese on Fri 25 Mar 2011 at 15:35
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I'm fighting with Grub2 to get a completely quiet boot... without success! I edited /etc/default/grub:
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=1
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
but nevertheless the Squeeze background flashes for about 1 second.

I also tried with GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0, but likely the Shift key is not detected on my Asus EeePC 901.

Any clue?

 

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Posted by Anonymous (90.184.xx.xx) on Fri 10 Jun 2011 at 20:28
GRUB only have three timing options:
-1 = Waits forever.
0 = Don't show the boot-menu. I would use this option with caution since you are unable to choose what image to boot even with the use of "shift".
1< = Seconds to wait before booting the top image.

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Posted by Anonymous (93.56.xx.xx) on Sat 11 Jun 2011 at 09:42
I read on some Ubuntu forums that when in totally hidden mode, Grub can still recognize the Shift key and react to that. Unfortunately, it turned out that this is a Ubuntu-only patch. I filed a wishlist bug in BTS to have the patch in Debian as well.

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