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[openFATE 305317] Default to hidden bootloader menu
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:21:36 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305317-9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Jiri Srain (jsrain)
Feature #305317, revision 9
Title: Default to hidden bootloader menu

openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Jiri Srain (jsrain)

Description:
As long as there is no other operating system present (SUSE is the only
system), it makes sense to default to hidden bootloader menu (and
booting directly).

References:
http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub.html#Hidden-menu-interface
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=425717

Discussion:
#1: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-04-16 10:34:48)
I like that idea. I guess it's a tiny change for bootloader, but has
possibly some docu impact.

#2: Stanislav Visnovsky (visnov) (2009-05-28 16:45:13)
How should it behave with option to keep kernels from updates (libzypp
option)? What about failsafe?

+ #3: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2009-06-01 11:21:11)
+ From the GRUB documentation:
+ When your terminal is dumb or you request GRUB to hide the menu
+ interface explicitly with the command `hiddenmenu' (*note
+ hiddenmenu::), GRUB doesn't show the menu interface (*note Menu
+ interface::) and automatically boots the default entry, unless
+ interrupted by pressing ESC.
+ When you interrupt the timeout and your terminal is dumb, GRUB falls
+ back to the command-line interface (*note Command-line interface::).
+ This sounds to me like this GRUB feature is intended for different
+ purpose, and the use case described here does not make much sense
+ (unlike lowering the time-out to e.g. 1 second). Torsten, what is your
+ view?
+ According to the documentation, GRUB allows to display the boot menu
+ via pushing the Escape button.



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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/305317

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