[Bug 797544] Re: grub2 waits forever for keystroke before booting default OS. headless server. hang.

Mark - Syminet 797544 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sun Sep 23 21:12:29 UTC 2012


Horrible.  We do not see this idiocy on Debian Systems, it is an UBUNTU
problem.  Apparently they re-packaged it without knowing what they are
doing.  Mint exists because why. Please make your changes much miloder,
and concern yourself with the source.  If they aren't doing it, then
your "new" ideas shouldn't either.

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Title:
  grub2 waits forever for keystroke before booting default OS.  headless
  server. hang.

Status in “grub2” package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: grub2

  After a seemingly-routine "apt-get update" on an Ubuntu 10.10  server, the machine hangs on boot. 
  It is sitting at the grub2 prompt, waiting in vain for someone to come along and press <enter>.

  I have tried two workarounds:

  ---------------------------------------------
  Edit /etc/grub.d/00_header to remove the check for recordfail in:

  make_timeout ()
  {
      echo "set timeout=1"
  }
  --------------------------------------------------------------------
  In /etc/default/grub set
   GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=2
  ---------------------------------
  Then "sudo update-grub"

  Now I'm pretty dang stuck.  There is plenty of forum activity on this
  issue, but no true solutions.

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