Meaning if you hard shutdown your machine while testing etc.., when you reboot, grub will actually just stop and sit there. Which is totally what I want all the time…certainly don’t want to boot into that OPERATING SYSTEM that gets me and IP ADDRESS so I can remotely log into my BOX!

I used the method described here to disable this. Basically, you disable the check from matering when the timeout decision is made in the maketimeout function. A friend tells me, you can also set GRUBRECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT=0 in your /etc/defaults/grub file.

Here is what my function looks like with the changes:

make_timeout () { cat << EOF set timeout=${2} EOF }

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