Bug 76790

Summary: No grub countdown on Tyan S2460
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Citadel <bugzilla>
Component: grubAssignee: Jeremy Katz <katzj>
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RHL 8.0 grub.conf none

Description Citadel 2002-10-26 19:15:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
Grub will not countdown and automatically boot on Tyan Tiger MP (S2460) with RHL
8.0 (or 7.3).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.92-7

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHL 8.0 (or 7.3) on Tyan Tiger MP (S2460) with single processor.
2. Reboot.

Actual Results:  The grub splashscreen appeared as normal, except the countdown
ticker was not at the bottom of the screen.  It will sit there indefinitely
until you press enter.  Once it boots, there is no apparent problem.

Expected Results:  The countdown ticker should have displayed, and it should
have automatically booted after 10 seconds.

Additional info:

This is a significant problem for remotely managing servers, since you are not
there to press enter after rebooting.

This has been reproduced on three separate systems, one 7.3 on a KVM switch, two
8.0 with different keyboards (but all keyboards were same make: Key Tronic). 
All available RH updates have been installed.  All have the latest BIOS (1.04).
 The problem does not happen with 7.3 on a Tyan Trinity KT-A (S2390B), an Athlon
single-cpu board.  I have not tried 8.0 on an S2390B.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-26 20:43:07 UTC
Could you attach your /boot/grub/grub.conf?

Comment 2 Citadel 2002-10-26 20:56:42 UTC
Created attachment 82226 [details]
RHL 8.0 grub.conf

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-31 23:23:32 UTC
I haven't seen this on any of the machines I have locally -- are you sure that a
keypress isn't being made before it gets to the grub screen thus cancelling the

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-29 06:34:45 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.