Bug 86447

Summary: GRUB prompt never appears when console redirection enabled
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Dave Hansen <dave>
Component: grubAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Dave Hansen 2003-03-22 05:15:17 UTC
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Description of problem:
This is an IBM x440.  It has an integrated Service Processor which allows a user
to view the text console remotely, and interact with it to do things like enter
the BIOS. 

If this redirection is enabled, the GRUB prompt never appears, and the machine
hangs.  If the Redhat-specific "splashimage=" line is removed from grub.conf, it
functions like expected.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have "splashimage=" in your grub.conf
2. get into the Service Processor
3. reboot
4. wait for SCSI BIOS, etc to go by
5. machine freezes

Actual Results:  the machine is hung and must be power-cycled

Expected Results:  the grub prompt should appear

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-22 05:50:52 UTC
This is because the direct vga16 access used for the grub graphics is not
handled by the console redirection.

Comment 2 Dave Hansen 2003-03-22 06:04:02 UTC
Would this be prudent to add to the release notes?  The x440 is listed as RH
certified hardware.