|Summary:||commandline editing is entirely broken w/in grub shell|
|Component:||grub||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||9||CC:||deanm, michal, opossum1er, triage|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-05-04 19:29:01 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description deanm 2007-09-26 01:04:11 UTC
Description of problem: On both 64-bit F7 and 64-bit FC6, commandline editing w/in the GRUB shell is completely broken. For example TAB simply tabs over to the right and completes nothing. Hitting Ctrl-A gets you a ^A on the screen, and does not move the cursor to the start of line. This bug appears to be a manifestation of bug 17298 but I'm really not certain and am not competent to find out. (Sorry). Since that bug was submitted in 2005, I have submitted this one in the hope that it will actually get fixed. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Grub version 0.97 How reproducible: Every time. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Type "grub" on a VT command line 2. Hit TAB. 3. Hit ctrl-A Actual results: See above Expected results: TAB shd. list a let of commands or complete something Additional info:
Comment 1 deanm 2007-09-26 13:41:54 UTC
I misclassified the platform. It shd. be x86_64. I've changed it above. Also the related bug mentioned above shd. have been bug 172908. I have also found bug 220388 which has the same symptoms but the reporter claims happens on ALL platforms. The bug I'm reporting is limited to x86_64. None of my i386 machines (FC5 and FC6) show the bug.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 14:30:29 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:29:20 UTC
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Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2008-06-22 16:50:58 UTC
That is what 'info grub' explicitely says: This means that, for example, you only need to type root ( followed by a <TAB>, and GRUB will display the list of drives, partitions, or file names. Nothing like that happens while apparently it used to in the past (or this is really architecture dependent?). That is extremely unhelpful in "rescue" situations. Checked currently with grub-0.97-33.fc9.x86_64. An automatic bug-zapping is maybe a "feel good" activity but is seriously counterproductive.