Ah, yes, my noob is showing. I do get the GRUB command line. I will try what VIVXIX has posted.Jeff, he means that gets a GRUB menu with a list of entries in it to choose from.
If I understood you correctly, *You* get a grub command line.
Linux Mint 9 (GNOME) and Win 7 for me. Pardon my noob-ness, but just where do I run "terminal?" FWIW, I could boot into Linux from the Live DVD and access the installation files from there. Or do I execute them from the command line I get when I select Linux Mint 9 from the Windows boot manager?run the the terminal.and then type the command below:
sudo chmod +w /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# make the Ubuntu grub.cfg for you to edit it.It is used for configueing the boot prosess
sudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
#use gedit to edit it .you can use other editor if you like.
#then you just find the " timeout=10" out, And change it into "timeout=0"
#that will make you boot into Ubuntu without the grub2 selecting list
all above is my setting in win7 and Ubuntu 10.04
Hope it can help you