Automatic GRUB selection

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Apr 15 15:25:18 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 10:23 AM, James Devine <fxmulder at> wrote:
> I've noticed that if Ubuntu has a problem booting and I have to reboot in
> the middle (or it reboots itself), the second boot requires a manual
> selection and does not automatically select the default option. Is there a
> way to make it always choose the default option, or at least try a couple
> times before requiring manual intervention?

You can set "GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT" in "/etc/default/grub" in later
versions. I'm not sure when it was introduced.

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