Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 306301
commandline editing is entirely broken w/in grub shell
Last modified: 2009-05-04 15:29:01 EDT
Description of problem:
On both 64-bit F7 and 64-bit FC6, commandline editing w/in
the GRUB shell is completely broken. For example TAB simply
tabs over to the right and completes nothing.
Hitting Ctrl-A gets you a ^A on the screen, and does not move the
cursor to the start of line.
This bug appears to be a manifestation of bug 17298
but I'm really not certain and am not competent to find out. (Sorry).
Since that bug was submitted in 2005, I have submitted this one in the
hope that it will actually get fixed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Grub version 0.97
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "grub" on a VT command line
2. Hit TAB.
3. Hit ctrl-A
Actual results: See above
Expected results: TAB shd. list a let of commands or complete something
I misclassified the platform. It shd. be x86_64. I've changed it above.
Also the related bug mentioned above shd. have been bug 172908. I have also
found bug 220388 which has the same symptoms but the reporter claims happens on
The bug I'm reporting is limited to x86_64. None of my i386 machines (FC5 and FC6)
show the bug.
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That is what 'info grub' explicitely says:
This means that, for example, you only need to type
followed by a <TAB>, and GRUB will display the list of drives,
partitions, or file names.
Nothing like that happens while apparently it used to in the past
(or this is really architecture dependent?). That is extremely
unhelpful in "rescue" situations. Checked currently with
An automatic bug-zapping is maybe a "feel good" activity but
is seriously counterproductive.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 246830 ***