I currently have Ubuntu Server 14.04 and sometimes when I reboot it gets stuck on grub selection without countdown. It is the same problem as here, but I want to fix it remotely because I am not home right now...

I know that it is a long shot, but is there any solution or workaround so that I can boot to my server without being physically there?


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Add: GRUB_RECORDFAIL_TIMEOUT = 15 in /etc/default/grub, and run "sudo update-grub". You can change the 15 to any arbitrary number of seconds that you like.

  • I currently can't boot at the system so that I can change the grub config. Right now is stuck at grub and I can't do anything... – bkbilly Jan 18 '15 at 20:31
  • Then you are out of luck. – Craig Miskell Jan 18 '15 at 22:37

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