I'm running a dual boot with 12.04 and Windows 7 installed. I don't use Windows that often, so I decided to try and remove the boot menu to start up quicker. So far, the menu appears to not display, yet my screen still displays a blank screen with the distinctive "orange thingy" for approximately ten seconds.
Several forums I have read have instructed me to edit the
etc/default/grub file to change the timeout to zero. I have done this, updated grub and restarted, yet this screen still persists.
Grub file currently reads as:
GRUB_DEFAULT="0" #GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT="0" GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET="true" GRUB_TIMEOUT="0" GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""
I have automatic login enabled and it takes approximately 35 seconds to go from powering on to my system being loaded. This is with a fresh install two days ago and my processor is an Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz × 4.
Can someone please tell me if my computer is simply too slow to boot up any faster, or if there is step I have skipping in removing the boot screen?
Any other information would be appreciated.