Sometimes, I don't like the Raspberry Pi to reboot into the last operating system used automatically , after 10 seconds. I want to be able to either prevent this entirely and/or choose a custom start timeout. Is there a software to put on the pi for this? Or is this even possible? I have been trying to research for about a week now, with no luck. Any help? I am using the newest version of Debian Stretch, the Raspbian OS, and the newest version of OSMC (Open Source Media Center), as the three operating systems that I use.


Here is what I mean: Example

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    How do you select the operating system now? Using GRUB? It would be a configuration option on whatever you use to select.
    – Mark Smith
    Nov 1, 2017 at 21:25
  • i use noobs? no sure what grubs is Nov 1, 2017 at 21:43
  • @MarkSmith see update Nov 6, 2017 at 22:59

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You can change the bootmenutimeout= to a higher value. This setting is found in the /boot/config.txt file.


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