I installed another distro to second drive, and later removed it. Now when I boot, I get grub prompt with 30 sec choosing time. It didn't happen with fresh elementary install, bootloader didn't even flash, it went straight to elementary. I want that back, how?

  • Will you please try my answer and let me know :)
    – Ravan
    Dec 29, 2015 at 5:27
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    Hello, thanks for answer. I'm sure that would work, but I already switched to UEFI-style boot with no bootloader
    – stmas
    Dec 31, 2015 at 14:06

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To not see the GRUB menu while booting:

Open terminal and run:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Change GRUB_TIMEOUT value to 0 which is 10 by default.

Now run sudo update-grub

Now reboot.


If then you need to change to Recovery mode in some instance just press ESC when elementary starts. Then the GRUB menu will appear giving you the change to select the recovery mode.


If you are using any Ubuntu based distribution, then it should support PPAs. You could install "grub-customiser". A Google search would help you out.

Other way round is modifying the configuration files. This is explained well on this page. I would not like to copy it as it is well written.

Grub-customiser would be easier to do the task.

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