August 26, 2016

I install Debian 8 to my laptop, but there is no GRUB menu to enter Debian. How can i do that?

I disabled UEFI mode to install Debian, i think i did everything right. However, i couldn't see any option like Debian on booting screen. I have installed Linux Mint. There is no problem with that, but i want to use Debian also for some time. Any idea?

Answer to the question

I did some research and found that in the file "/etc/default/grub", there are options that you can set that will hide the grub boot menu. Here is a look at the grub file under "/etc/default/"

# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

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

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

 Open the file using nano or your preferred text editor and add a "#" to line that reads, GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true, or either change the value to false. Then type in a terminal #sudo update-grub. This should give you the GRUB boot menu at startup.


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