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I use Linux 16.04 and Windows 10 in Dual Boot mode. I have Grub customizer installed and reordered my boot list. But I want to stop the default operating system to boot after the initial 10 seconds passed. I want it to halt as long as I do not choose any operating system to boot. I am badly in need of this. But do not know how to do this.

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As explained here, you need to set GRUB_TIMEOUT to -1 in /etc/default/grub file and execute sudo update-grub.

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    When the Grub menu appears just press the spacebar within the 10 secs. – Paul Benson Nov 25 '18 at 20:51
  • @PaulBenson That would still require user interaction on each boot. – gronostaj Nov 26 '18 at 7:51

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