I would like to prevent a server from hanging at reboot prompting for root password or ctrl+D in case of a disk event. The below guide appears outdated, since on my Debian Wheezy don't have a /boot/grub/menu.lst file, but then what?


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    That's a bad idea. That pause is in there for a reason, so you can inspect the system before doing something potentially destructive like fsck. Nov 12, 2013 at 20:48
  • It's equally evil that the system stops upon boot so it cannot be inspected remotely.
    – maasha
    Dec 11, 2013 at 9:13

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your OS is using grub2. In grub2 there is no /boot/grub/menu.lst. It has been replaced by /boot/grub/grub.cfg.


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