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Author Topic: rootdelay and booting  (Read 2821 times)

rkonrad

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rootdelay and booting
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:52:18 pm »

My installation is on an external usb drive and for the longest time I could get my system to boot.  From some other posts I discovered that it takes the usb drive time to wake up and so there should be a "rootdelay=number" comment in grub.  So far I have added it every time I boot and can't seem to find the file in Grub (assuming this is where it goes) where I can add it permanently.  Help me out kindly!

Richard
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rkonrad

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Re: rootdelay and booting
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 07:44:52 am »

So no answers here - that's alright.....

When I boot up to Grub I take the "e" option to edit - I add "rootdelay=10"  Now how do I save this information?  It says the editor is e-mac.  I looked up the save command which is C-x C-s.  I"m not sure what this means (control-x, control-s?).  In any case, C-x doesn't work as it simply reboots.  Help is most appreciated.

Richard
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uelsk8s

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Re: rootdelay and booting
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 07:58:02 am »

the file is /boot/grub/grub.cfg
you should be able to add options on the kernel line
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rkonrad

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Re: rootdelay and booting
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 07:09:03 am »

Thank you!
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