Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426802
serial console will not work with splashimage
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:37:45 EST
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):
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
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.
That the text based grub menu will be shown on the serial console.
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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