I installed elementary OS Freya yesterday - replacing Ubuntu. When I boot instead of just elementary OS the PC sends me to a grub page where I have to choose between running elementary OS or "Advanced Options for elementary OS".

How can I make the PC boot and run elementary OS Freya normally?

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Change the grub boot time out.

First, open a terminal and run this command:

sudo -i scratch-text-editor /etc/default/grub

You will see something like this:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

Change the GRUB_TIMEOUT number 10 (it was line 9 for me) to any number of seconds (on my main computer I have it set to 2 seconds).

I'd advise against 0 seconds, because if you ever need to access grub, you will struggle - 2 is a good amount to chose.

  • Thank you so much for editing the question. English is not my main language, and thank you again for answering me. But unfortunately I've just go with the lame solution of re-installing Freya. Although I think it's ok to let the question here for future reference. Commented Jul 8, 2015 at 22:52
  • @AndréHeringer did reinstalling fix it?
    – user3
    Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 9:37
  • Yep, I've uploaded my files to a MEGA account and erase the inteire disk. So now it works nicelly. Commented Jul 9, 2015 at 14:11

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