Differentces during startup

I have installed zorin 17 pro on two of my laptops, both are asus. One had windows previously installed and the other pop_os. I did the same for both laptops, with just one difference: on one I enabled encryption since I carry it more around and on the other I didn't. The one without encryption shows this selection before getting into zorin and the other doesn't but asks for the password and then goes straight to zorin. I don't know if that is relevant to each other. But why doesn't the selection (zorin os, recovery mode...) appear on the one with encryption?

Your Grub Menu will appear if there is more than one bootloader in the EFI partition or if you have Grub File set with "menu
and not "hidden"
In the machine not showing the Grub menu, if you want it to display on startup, run

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Arrow key down to GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE= and set to


If you want the other way around, set to


Once done, tap ctrl+o to overwrite, then enter to save current configuration, then ctl+x to exit the editor.
Now, you must run

sudo update-grub

for the changes to take effect.

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should I change the timeout too, it is set on 0?

Yes, Zorin OS should default to 10, not 0.
As long as it is over 5, then the grub menu should have enough time to appear.

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that's it. thanks a lot

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