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Is there a way to hide the Grub2 menu so that it does not show by default and boots off the pre-selected OS immediately unless another key, like F8 in Windows, is pressed after BIOS to intercept the boot?

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Run gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub Set GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT to the number of seconds you want to have to press shift before it starts booting and take the hash # mark out of in front of it. Save the file and the changes will be applied next time you boot.

  • Thanks. I will try this. I did not think setting timeout to zero will totally prevent the Grub menu from showing. – Marky Nov 29 '11 at 11:56
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Yes of course you can.The easy way is the following: Install startupmanager package by opening a terminal window and typing sudo apt-get install startupmanager
Then run startupmanager and set timeout in seconds to 0 .Press the close button and once the "performing post-configuration tasks" window dissappears you are done !

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