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So I installed Raspbian and OSMC on my pi and I like using both, but is there a way to skip the 8 second boot menu? I ssh into raspbian often which can require rebooting, so it adds an extra 8 seconds to the wait time when I reboot.

Is there a way to choose which starts the boot and then maybe open the other OS's from the first?

Or more likely, a way to open the boot menu only if a keyboard key is held down during startup?

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Put the SD card in another machine: You should see the RECOVERY partition. Create the text file: autoboot.txt at the root level of this partition.

Note: Be careful in Windows that if you create a textfile, you can just call it autoboot because it will already be a .txt file. I accidently tried to use autoboot.txt.txt and it took me a minute to realize the issue.

Put a single line in the text file:

boot_partition=6

Note, from my source, you may instead need to use the line

boot_partition=5

https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Skip-noobs-screen-(EN)

Thanks to rockaddicted@github

Note, finally, that this also removes the Rainbow image that NOOBS puts as the very initial spash screen.

  • So 5 or 6 are the numbers of the the first 2 installed OSs? – andykais Apr 10 '16 at 9:01
  • Yeah, how does one discover the partition numbers? – Marc Dec 20 '16 at 9:56
  • See these Noobs explanations – Max Coplan Oct 16 at 19:34

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