Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490083
Grub does not respond to timeout and hiddenmenu commands
Last modified: 2009-03-13 05:42:02 EDT
Description of problem:
On a freshly installed x86_64 system (from DVD), anaconda or whatever sets up grub.conf with timeout=5 and hiddenmenu (I have not edited these lines and have only added other OS to the list, and yum has added a couple of kernels), the computer always displays the menu and it never times out. I have to type carriage return to initiate booting of the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Install a x86_64 system from DVD and reboot and notice symptoms.
Steps to Reproduce:
3. take action (type <cr>)
The hidden menu is never hidden and the system hangs, waiting for a user response that is not requested.
The menu shoud be hidden, unless a key is pressed before the time-out, and, should automatically boot the default option, namely 0.
This problem also exists on i386. GRUB just sits there waiting for user action instead of counting down and automatically booting the system.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 481379 ***