Bug 444130

Summary: Screen corruption when editing boot options at syslinux prompt
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mark McClelland <mark>
Component: syslinuxAssignee: Peter Jones <pjones>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Mark McClelland 2008-04-25 09:54:46 UTC
Description of problem:
When editing the options for a syslinux boot entry, the text of the options can
become corrupted.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F9 Preview i686

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. After syslinux loads, hit any key to get to boot menu.
2. Hit Tab key at the "Boot" menu entry to edit options.
3. Use left arrow key to move cursor under the 'q' in the "quiet" parameter.
4. Delete the "quiet " parameter with the Del key.
5. Press the Space bar
Actual results:
The following text appears at the cursor:

25l18;1H> vmlinuz0 initrd=initrd0.img

followed by duplicates of the rest of the boot parameters up to "ro iveimg"
which is missing an 'l'.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:08:41 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2009-04-28 19:40:46 UTC
Do you still see this with Fedora 10 (or Fedora 11 preview even)?

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:26:12 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 9 is nearing its end of life.
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:09:04 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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