The default grub loader is always runing 10 second countdown before launching Ubuntu 14.04.

This is how it looks in etc/default/grub:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

The RECORDFAIL line was added in an atempt to fix this problem. It did not help.

After making any change sudo update-grub is executed.

What could be causing this?


You have enabled GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET, but you haven't specified the timeout length of it (GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0is commented). This is why it is reverting back to 10 seconds.

Because GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET has it's own timeout length config line, you need to uncomment the line making the timeout for it equal to 0.

Having GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 and GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true, will hide the GRUB menu on boot, which I assume is what you were attempting by making GRUB_TIMEOUT equal to 0.

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  • Thank you, this answer also helped to hide the boot menu permanently since GRUB_TIMEOUT_QUIET doesn't work if there is another OS installed. – Gabriel Meono Apr 18 '15 at 5:30

You can install boot-repair. And set the timeout through advanced settings in boot-repair.

Click on the Advanced option on boot-repair Boot-repair starting menu

Now change the Unhide boot menu : 10 seconds to whatever time you want Advanced boot-repair

And click apply. If you wanted to install boot-repair checkout this link Installing Boot-repair

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