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Empty /etc/default/grub

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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

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).


Remember to run

sudo update-grub

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.


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