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Grub timeout doesn’t work sometimes

In the Grub menu you can use a countdown mechanism. However, sometimes it doesn’t work and you have to press Enter manually.

I figured out that this happens when my machine was not shut down normally. Sometimes my machine doesn’t halt and I need to press the power button manually. At the next boot the timeout is gone in my grub menu.

When the machine was stopped abnormally, a “recordfail timeout” will be used. So simply add the following line to “/etc/default/grub“:


My “grub” file looks like this:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi=noirq splash"


After editing don’t forget to run “update-grub“.

Tip from here.

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