Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1253637
Ctrl-x in grub2 menu doesn't work on MacBook Air with EFI boot
Last modified: 2017-11-13 19:40:01 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1253631 +++
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1056035 +++
Description of problem:
When booting on a MacBook Air (select the EFI boot, boot option) and editing the boot command line in grub's menu the Ctrl-x key press is not recognized so you can't boot further.
A workaround is to use F10 which is not mentioned.
The original bug mentions this fixed in grub2-2.02-0.2.4.el7 but maybe it is hardware dependant (or a regression).
--- Additional comment from Alexander Todorov on 2015-08-14 14:02:48 EEST ---
The earliest version I could find is grub2-2.02-0.2.10.el7.x86_64.rpm from RHEL 7.0 and it has the same problem. At this point I think this is hardware dependent.
Filing here for Rawhide:
I'm also seeing the same thing on Rawhide with grub2-2.02-0.21.fc24.x86_64.rpm
Confirmed on a HP laptop. Model Folio 9470m
Ctrl-x and Ctrl-c on grub just type x or c.
(undocumented) F10 confirmed to work.
install image for fedora-21-x86_64, not really sure what's the version. it does not output it anywhere.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 24 development cycle.
Changing version to '24'.
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This is reported still to be the case in F27, at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1503496#c27 .
For the record, pjones mentioned on IRC that the message used to mention F10 as well as ctrl-x and it was actually specifically *removed* because other people using grub in a case where F10 doesn't work (serial console) got confused.
So the problem is, we have two possible 'I'm done' key combos, both of which work in *some* cases, neither of which works in *all* cases...
Note: also seen on mac mini 5.1 (mid-2011). I actually tried this with CentOS 7 but think it's better to report upstream. F10 seems to work on my mac keyboard.
(In reply to Simon J Mudd from comment #7)
> Note: also seen on mac mini 5.1 (mid-2011). I actually tried this with
> CentOS 7 but think it's better to report upstream. F10 seems to work on my
> mac keyboard.
For the record seen from this DVD image: CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1708.iso
'upstream' for this issue is grub, btw. Fedora isn't customizing anything here.