Text mode boot screen shows when the PC is started. (it shows when for some reason, restart was not done safely, but in remote location I must need to boot the PC on power on)

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How can I on power ignore this screen and take the default to boot urgent to Ubuntu?


To disable the Grub boot menu from showing at boot, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Change the Grub timeout


Save and reboot.

  • Mitch: could you review edits and roll back to V3 if needed (not my call as I don't have the experience) @Community: just to inform you... – Fabby Dec 20 '14 at 0:50
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    @Mitch - I am using Ubuntu 14.04. GRUB_TIMEOUT is already set to 0 in /etc/default/grub. Still the grub menu appears at boot. Any suggestions? – Pushpak Dagade Dec 30 '14 at 18:52
  • @Guanidene did you use sudo update-grub and restart after the change?. Also take a look at GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT=0 see this question: askubuntu.com/questions/214972/… – JorgeeFG Jan 9 '15 at 22:23
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    you should run sudo update-grub after changing the file. – lenooh Apr 29 '18 at 16:05