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How to change the TIMEOUT of the GRUB loader Menu when your PC boots on Ubuntu

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 18 sec read >
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NOTETested on Ubuntu 9.04

  1. Boot into Ubuntu
  2. Open a new Terminal Window
  3. Type in the following command:
    {codecitation style=”brush: bash;”}sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst{/codecitation}
  4. Now gedit will open.
  5. Located the following lines:
    ## timeout sec
    
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    
    timeout        10
  6. Change timeout        10 to the desired timeout seconds.
    eg. timeout        4
  7. Save the file and exit.
  8. Now the next time you Boot your PC the timeout change will take effect.

Last Updated On April 07, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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