Ubuntu – Grub menu at boot time… “holding shift” not working


I read here at this thread that holding Shift during boot can bring up the GRUB menu. However I try holding one or the other Shift keys, tapping, tapping then holding, nothing works. Am I missing something? How does one access the GRUB menu during boot time?

No dual boot here, just standard Lubuntu 14.04 install.

Best Answer

I also cannot access the GRUB menu by any manner of pressing shift or esc on my Asus X205TA. To get the GRUB menu to display at boot, I had to modify the /etc/default/grub file. See this page.

To get the GRUB menu to display every time (until I change it back) I used nano to edit the file in the terminal. Type:

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

find the line that says GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 or GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden put # at the start of this line to comment it out




and make sure GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 or some other number bigger than zero. When done exit nano saving changes and run

sudo update-grub
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