Bug 384141 - hide/unhide commands stopped working
Summary: hide/unhide commands stopped working
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-11-15 07:22 UTC by Tomasz Kepczynski
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:13 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:13:08 UTC

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Description Tomasz Kepczynski 2007-11-15 07:22:59 UTC
Description of problem:
I have a few widows installations together with fedora 8 and
I use grub to boot all of them. To separate multiple windows
installations I use hide and unhide command.
After installation of Fedora 8 I am unable to boot any of
Windows partitions. This is due to grub complaining after
the first hide or unhide:
Error 22: No such partition
I've checked with fdisk and all my partitions are in place. Removal
of all hide/unhide commands from boot menu also helps.
The same error is also reported by command line grub.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a partion of type 6 (FAT) or 7 (NTFS)
2. load grub (be it command line or actual bootloader
3. try to hide/unhide that partition.

Copy-paste from konsole:
gklab-59-001:~# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 73.4 GB, 73407488000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 8924 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xe661e661

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          38      305203+   6  FAT16
/dev/sda2              39        8924    71376795   8e  Linux LVM
gklab-59-001:~# cat /boot/grub/device.map
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0)     /dev/sda
gklab-59-001:~# grub
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.

    GNU GRUB  version 0.97  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the possible
   completions of a device/filename.]
grub> hide (hd0,0)
hide (hd0,0)

Error 22: No such partition
grub> unhide (hd0,0)
unhide (hd0,0)

Error 22: No such partition
grub> # Suprise, suprise
# Suprise, suprise

Error 27: Unrecognized command
grub> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
grub> quit

Please see that rootnoverify works!
Actual results:
Cannot use hide/unhide commands.

Expected results:
Can use hide/unhide commands.

Comment 1 Guilhem Tardy 2007-11-25 08:21:17 UTC
This is to confirm the report concerning hide and unhide:
always return "no such partition".

Comment 2 Tomasz Kepczynski 2008-01-14 14:03:00 UTC
Is there any chance for a fix for this bug?

Comment 3 Shannon Jones 2008-05-25 20:52:40 UTC
This was broken for me in Fedora 8, but works fine in Fedora 9. Hide/unhide
commands work in grub.conf and at the grub console.

Comment 4 Shannon Jones 2008-05-25 20:55:29 UTC
Oops, I just realized this bug was for x86_64. I only tested i386.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 08:26:58 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:13:08 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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