Linux Mint 14 comes with grub2 and a strange surprise (for me anyway): the /etc/default/grub file is completely empty. Instead, /boot/grub/grub.cfg and /etc/grub.d/ contain the grub configuration. This doesn’t mean, however, that the /etc/default/grub file can’t be used. The following is a sample configuration file I made for myself after reading https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup#Configuring_GRUB_2.
This will hide grub unless the SHIFT key is held down, and will not wait until booting the first option (in my case Linux Mint 14).
GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=0
Remember to run
when done, and reboot to see the change.
Just wanted to give a heads up to all of us out there wondering why /etc/default/grub is empty.