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Decrease GRUB timeout

I have a dual boot configuration with ubuntu 10.10 and windows. What's the best way to configure grub so that the wait time is 2 seconds instead of 10 seconds?

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marked as duplicate by Oli Oct 28 '11 at 13:45

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Run this in your terminal:- sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

This will open up the grub.cfg file look for line similar to "GRUB_TIMEOUT=0" (Here I have set the grub time to 0) change the number to 2 or what ever time you desire.

Save the file and run sudo update-grub

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Found this in a related post: You can install a program called StartUp-Manager.

The package is called startupmanager. You can search for this in the Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic or run:sudo apt-get startupmanager in a terminal.

After it's installed, it is available in the System > Administration menu options.

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You can change it in /etc/default/grub and then run update-grub.

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You can download Startup manager from Software Center to use GUI

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For a newbie this is the easiest way of doing it. –  Chakra Oct 23 '10 at 5:31

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