Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451755
Grub hangs if only serial console set
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:10:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Grub will hang if only a serial terminal is set: 'terminal serial'
Grub will only proceed if and only if key is struck at console with this set:
'terminal serial console'
Grub will not timeout when serial terminal is set: (either of the above two)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How to reproduce:
1. Install via serial console
2. Attempt to boot without a keyboard (i.e., headless)
Hang after displaying "Strike any key to continue" on console
1) Display "Strike any key to continue" on serial
2a) Interactive session if key struck at serial line
2b) Timeout and boot if no activity
Can you attach your grub.conf? And we tweaked some of the behavior here in Fedora 10, so it may well be fixed now
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