Bug 1413454 - RFE: boot menu with more usable information
Summary: RFE: boot menu with more usable information
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Javier Martinez Canillas
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-01-16 03:14 UTC by John Reiser
Modified: 2021-05-07 00:36 UTC (History)
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Description John Reiser 2017-01-16 03:14:51 UTC
Description of problem: Please enhance the boot menu to show the 'rescue' status and the kernel version number.  The current text for a menuentry that is generated by grub2-mkconfig does not tell me what I need to know when I choose what to boot.

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

How reproducible: Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install new bootloader (or run /usr/sbin/grub2-mkconfig) on a box that has multiple Linux systems installed on separate GPT partitions
2. boot, or inspect /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg
3. Notice the lack of annotation of 'rescue' or explicit kernel version, except for the first (newest?) system.

Actual results: The first system has menuentry titles such as
Fedora (4.10.0-0.rc3.git4.1.fc26.x86_64) 26 (Workstation Edition)
Fedora (0-rescue-5c5c7c29e38a42768f7ee4d43b6d3dda) 26 (Workstation Edition)

which is informative and usable.  However, the other systems have main titles such as
Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3)
Advanced options for Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3)

with submenu titles such as:
Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3)
Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3)
Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3)

which actually correspond to 3 different choices, but grub2-mkconfig has given them all the same title.

Expected results: The non-first systems should have titles like
Fedora release 25 (Twenty Five) (on /dev/sda3) [rescue]

with submenu titles like
Fedora 25 (Twenty Five) /dev/sda3  [rescue]
Fedora 25 (Twenty Five) /dev/sda3  4.8.15-300.fc25.x86_64
Fedora 25 (Twenty Five) /dev/sda3  4.9.3-200.fc25.x86_64

I want to be able to identify easily all the kernel versions on the same screen, without having to Edit all the submenus.  

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Comment 1 Fedora Admin user for bugzilla script actions 2021-05-07 00:36:23 UTC
This package has changed maintainer in Fedora. Reassigning to the new maintainer of this component.

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