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Bug 231782 - Grub append does not work with Xen kernel stanza
Grub append does not work with Xen kernel stanza
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: grub (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-03-11 13:51 EDT by Mike Jang
Modified: 2008-10-14 13:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-14 13:58:46 EDT
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Description Mike Jang 2007-03-11 13:51:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Grub append does not work with Xen kernel stanza

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How reproducible:
Access the GRUB menu during the boot process, to append a kernel message

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on or reboot system
2. Press a key to access GRUB menu
3. Press "a" to append to the kernel command
Actual results:

GRUB appends to the xen-gz part of the kernel

Expected results:

Appending to the actual kernel, e.g. if I enter 1, I should get into that
runlevel; if I enter selinux=0, that should disable SELinux.

Additional info:

The functionality still works, if I press e to edit the Xen-based stanza, and
append to the vmlinuz- command line.
Comment 1 Chris Lalancette 2008-10-14 13:58:46 EDT
This is the correct and desired behavior when running a Xen kernel.  The "kernel" part is the xen.gz, and then the "module" is the dom0 kernel, with another "module" for the initrd.  All 3 of them can be edited with the 'a' key, just by pressing the up or down arrow to select the right line.  I'm going to close this as NOTABUG, unless there is some other problem I'm not understanding.

Chris Lalancette

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