VyOS boot grub timeout in beta image?
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When I run the VyOS beta image (vyos-999.201709062137-amd64.iso) in VirtualBox, I actively have to click start either live or live failsafe mode.

How can I come around this behavior so it boots automatically after X seconds? /etc/default/grub shows GRUB_TIMEOUT=5

I ran update-grub and copied file to /boot/grub/ after I installed the image on disk, but it hasn't changed anything.

This is a pretty annoying issue, since I suspect this is whats keeping GNS3 to not load the image properly.


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olofl created this task.Sep 7 2017, 9:51 PM
c-po added a subscriber: c-po.Sep 10 2017, 8:05 PM

I guess that you are referring to the installation of VyOS, as a proper installed system will automatically boot up. At least last nights build does.

olofl added a comment.Sep 12 2017, 7:31 AM
In T386#7593, @c-po wrote:

I guess that you are referring to the installation of VyOS, as a proper installed system will automatically boot up. At least last nights build does.

Yes that's correct, I was referring to an uninstalled VyOS. Once the "install image" command was done it would boot through GRUB without interaction.

For my particular problem regarding GNS3, I was able to interact with the machine if I connected with VNC instead of serial. Installed image and then back to serial connection, successful workaround :)

@syncer @dmbaturin @UnicronNL is there any reason to not implement this? I think this should be doable in less then two hours.

we actually need clean up grup config a bit
as it have 2 timers for 5 seconds and it's kind of annoying

c-po added a comment.EditedSep 20 2017, 7:45 PM
cpo@AC1:~$ cat /boot/grub/grub.cfg | grep timeout
set timeout=5

There is just one 5 seconds timeout. The timeout mentioned by @olofl is inside the isolinux bootloader part which is used for the installation media. @olofl thought that it would be GRUB related but infact its isolinux related.


From http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php?title=Config#TIMEOUT

TIMEOUT timeout
If more than one label entry is available, this directive indicates how long to wait at the "boot:" prompt until booting automatically, in units of 1/10 s.
The timeout is cancelled as soon as the user types anything on the keyboard; the assumption being that the user will complete the command line already begun.
The timer is reset to timeout upon return from an unsuccessful attempt to boot or from a module. A timeout of zero (the default) will disable the timeout completely.

c-po added a comment.Dec 1 2017, 6:21 PM

Implemented as 10 second timeout in https://github.com/vyos/vyos-build/pull/14

c-po moved this task from Need Triage to In Progress on the VyOS 1.2.x board.Dec 1 2017, 6:45 PM
syncer moved this task from Needs Triage to Finished on the VyOS 1.2.x (VyOS 1.2.0 LTS Lithium) board.
syncer closed this task as Resolved.
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Marking this as solved