Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 849645
grub2 ignores timeout
Last modified: 2014-02-05 07:05:08 EST
Description of problem:
I've set the timeout to 60 seconds. However grub2 ignores
this and jumps straight from the menu to booting the kernel.
(It also ignored the old timeout which was 5 seconds).
I tried two ways to set this:
(1) Setting GRUB_TIMEOUT=60 in /etc/sysconfig/grub and installing
(2) Editing /boot/grub2/grub.cfg, setting timeout in this file
and then rebooting.
Neither way has any effect on grub.
Note this is a KVM guest.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
2. Locate the 'set timeout' line and set it to some large value.
3. Reboot the guest.
timeout is ignored.
Should delay kernel boot until the number of seconds specified in the timeout.
Changing the default kernel in /boot/grub2/grub.cfg *does* have an effect,
so I have reason to believe that grub is actually looking at this file.
Is it booting bios or EFI?
Where do the timeout counter start if not at the value you specify?
Do you see the same problem with f17? If not then I would guess that the problem is the secure boot patches - try to build your own rpm without them.
(/etc/sysconfig/grub is a stupid fedora specific alias - better say /etc/default/grub to match what the rest of the world knows.)
It's a qemu guest, so it's (Sea-)BIOS.
The counter appears to be zero, or very close to zero.
Didn't try F17. I'm trying to do everything with F18/Rawhide
in order to shake out the (very many) bugs in F18. However
I haven't seen this sort of bug before.
I don't see any problem here running f18 in kvm on f17.
Seems unlikely that it makes any difference, but the host I'm using is:
[*] Fedora kernel with a couple of really unrelated bug fixes
[**] same as seabios 1.7.0-3 but with debugging added
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