Bug 426802 - serial console will not work with splashimage
Summary: serial console will not work with splashimage
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-12-26 16:47 UTC by Frank Büttner
Modified: 2009-01-09 05:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 05:37:45 UTC

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Description Frank Büttner 2007-12-26 16:47:00 UTC
Description of problem:
By default grub use an splashimage, but then the serial console feature will
fail when it is used.

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

How reproducible:
At the 2 lines in the menu.lst file:
serial --unit=0 --speed=19200 --word=8 --parity=no --stop=1
terminal --timeout=10 serial console

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add the lines
2. connect an serial cross cable at ttyS0/COM1
3. reboot the system
Actual results:
When grub starts you will get the message "Press any key to continue."
on the serial and native console. But press an key at the serial console will
have no effects.

Expected results:
That the text based grub menu will be shown on the serial console.

Additional info:
When comment out the splashimage line, you will get the key messages on both
consoles like before, but now the key press function on the serial console will
work. This is very critical for remote management when the server will not boot.

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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 05:37:45 UTC
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