How to change the TIMEOUT of the GRUB loader Menu when your PC boots on Ubuntu

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NOTETested on Ubuntu 9.04

  1. Boot into Ubuntu
  2. Open a new Terminal Window
  3. Type in the following command:
    {codecitation style=”brush: bash;”}sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst{/codecitation}
  4. Now gedit will open.
  5. Located the following lines:
    ## timeout sec
    
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    
    timeout        10
  6. Change timeout        10 to the desired timeout seconds.
    eg. timeout        4
  7. Save the file and exit.
  8. Now the next time you Boot your PC the timeout change will take effect.

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