Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Feb 21 01:21:35 UTC 2010

>> that did the trick.  Thanks a heap!  I suppose the developers will
>> come up with some way around having to do that.

> This is considered a feature, not something the developers think to 'get
> around'.  If you want the menu to show up all the time, even though you
> technically only have 1 os and would only need the menu in a rescue
> situation, then edit /etc/default/grub
> and comment out GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 (ie, put a # in front of it) then
> run update-grub for your changes to be written into the actual boot file.

+1 for the feature

Not sure about the "GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT" tip though. My _RECOLLECTION_
is that setting it to zero (its default, I think) means that you have
to press "shift" in order to display the menu and setting it to 10
means that you have 10 seconds to press escape in order to display the

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