How to change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB?

How to change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB?

Today we are going to learn How to change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB Menu, there is two way to change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB.

Change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB using command line :

  • Press Alt + F2
  • Type command, gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
  • change the GRUB_TIMEOUT value to 15 or 20 as required. (value in second) or Setting timeout to -1 will make GRUB wait indefinitely until you manually select an entry and hit enter, It should look like GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
  • save it. Close gedit. Now open a terminal and run sudo update-grub

Change the time for OS selection menu in Linux GRUB using GUI App :

Ubuntu started providing Grub Customizer in the Universe repository with version 20.04.

It has been superseded in erlier version of ubuntu by “grub-customizer”, which while up to date, is also not in the standard repositories. To to add and install it simply do the following at the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:danielrichter2007/grub-customizer

Press enter to confirm adding the PPA

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Press Y to confirm

You can now launch grub-customizer in the usual ways. If you ignore the complete list you’ll see when it first launches, and just press “Preferences” button on the toolbar you’ll get a nice summary dialog where you can change the timeout value and default menu item, as shown below:

Grub Customizer preferences screen

Sources:

Startup Manager is dead

Grub Customizer PPA

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