My system is not dual boot just single OS UBUNTU 16.04. Prior to making the following changes, the Grub screen would not appear at start-up (OK).

After following these steps from How can I hibernate on Ubuntu 16.04? to enable hibernate in the system menu:

  1. Open terminal and enter;

    sudo nano /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla
  2. add the lines into the empty file;

    [Re-enable hibernate by default in upower]
    [Re-enable hibernate by default in logind]
  3. ^X then Y to save (a filename was suggested and I accepted without taking note).

  4. Reboot for the changes to take effect.

hibernate now works and appears in the menu (OK) but whenever I reboot I now get a Grub menu at start up with a full 30 second timeout (NOK). I tried playing around with the Grub menu timeout settings but still get the full 30 sec timeout. How do I stop the Grub menu from appearing and reduce my boot time to what it was before I made these changes.

Current Grub settings;

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`"
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    Have you tried according to this link, help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup#A.2Fetc.2Fdefault.2Fgrub to modify a variable and after that run sudo update-grub – sudodus Oct 23 '17 at 4:22
  • Thanks sudodus, yes I had tried modifying as suggested in the article. I have noticed that the grub menu appears on some boots and not on others, for this reason it seems like a bug. I am going to continue testing to see if I can isolate the circumstances that contribute to this behaviour. – MitchB Oct 25 '17 at 11:45
  • If the grub menu appears on some boots and not on others, it can be caused by a mechanism, that causes it to appear because something went wrong during the previous boot (an emergency setting). – sudodus Oct 25 '17 at 13:54

I had a 30s Timeout after hibernating, the undocumented setting GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT worked for me:


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