In the old days of lilo we could set it to boot with timeout=0 but if shift was pressed at boot time the menu was displayed.
Can this be done with grub.
I am using grub 1.98
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It's supposed to be the default behavior, but grub 2 is so buggy if you set timeout to 0 shift won't work, and if you set it to hidden it will either not hide at all, or shift won't work there either.