Change EasyBCD Settings from Linux?

Ok - stupid, stupid mistake. I apologize if this has already been answered, but I could not find it by searching.

I am dual booting Vista & Ubuntu on a laptop. I set Ubuntu as the default OS, and mistakenly thought that setting the timeout to zero would stop an os from automatically loading.

So - now I cannot boot Windows because Ubuntu loads automatically. From the Grub boot menu, I can choose Windows, but it just flashes the boot menu and reboots into Ubuntu.

Ugh - please help!
I found the fix - and if there is anyone that does the same thing - here it is:
Boot from the Windows Vista CD
Choose Repair Windows
Choose "Command Prompt"
Run BCDedit.exe /timeout 30 (or any other number)


Mostly Harmless
Staff member


That sucks, I'm sorry you had to find out the hard way. It's not a stupid question by any means, actually, it raises an important point: the only time you want a zero time display, it's if you only have on OS - so you won't see the menu anyway.

Should EasyBCD's minimum timeout by 1 second? What do you guys think?