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?
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
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.