|Summary:||Graphical boot screen kills bios POST|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Hans de Goede <hdegoede>|
|Component:||lilo||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED DEFERRED||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2001-02-19 10:36:13 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Hans de Goede 2000-06-12 18:43:40 UTC
The graphical boot screen kills the bios POST screen, even if exited with CTRL-X, the bios POST screen is an important diagnostic tool for new hardware installs, and hence this is a mis feature. Although I would prefer the grapihcal screen to go away entirely. I think that making a copy of the text screen before throwing up the graphical screen and restoring this when CTRL-X is pressed is a must, this is AFAIK, also what win9x does when you press ESC.
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2000-07-01 08:06:38 UTC
Just adding a comment to get a mail of this for my archive (mailing was broken at the time I entered this)
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-01-11 21:06:09 UTC
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Gold release
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2001-02-15 06:02:53 UTC
Removing the "messages" directive from /etc/lilo.conf and reinstalling lilo (by running "/sbin/lilo") will cause LILO to use only the older text-only interface.
Comment 4 Hans de Goede 2001-02-15 08:33:22 UTC
I know, Thats not the point, what if I never get into linux because of a bios setup error, which I can't see because my boot screen is gone? Come on how hard can it be to just save the VGAcards textbuffer before showing the pretty screen, and restoring it when someone switches back to textmode.
Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2001-02-19 10:36:09 UTC
I've thought a bit about this, and this is not an acceptable solution to me, thus I'm changing the to resolved -> deferred and setting the priority low, and the sevirty to enhancement.