Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484546
GRUB edit failed
Last modified: 2010-06-28 07:12:44 EDT
Created attachment 331227 [details]
Description of problem:
I cannot edit boot record.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 10, Fedora 11-Alpha
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Press "e" to edit GRUB record
2.Try insert something in the end of record ("1" "s" or "3" for example) but cannot do it
3. Try delete some words ("rhgb quiet" for example). I can delete it but if I try typng something old text displayed.
4) If boot failed (Error), I can edit boot record normally.
Name : grub Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 0.97 Vendor: Fedora Project
Release : 37.fc11 Build Date: Вск 11 Янв 2009 16:12:35
I see the same behaviour using grub-0.97-42.fc11.x86_64
Trying to edit any existant command from GRUB when booting is broken, until I enter the command mode. Once I go out of command mode and try to edit again, it works.
1. Going edit mode for editing any command using "e"
2. Command is cut (last command characters are not shown)
3. Go to the beggining (press home key) => garbage is shown at the beggning of the command
4. Try to add characters (for example, space) => independently of the pressed key, the rest of the command is shown (the characters missing in 2.)
5. Exit eding, go to command mode (c), exit command mode and go again edit anything
6. Editing works correctly
Does this still happen with grub-0.97-50? It seems to be working for me
Still broken for me, but no so broken :). I'm yet experiencing an incorrect behaviour when editing. Description follows.
1. Go into edit mode for one entry
2. Select one of the commands (for example the kernel one), big enough not to fit on the screen width
3. Press 'e' again to edit that command
4. Command ending is shown correctly
5. Pressing home to go to the beggining of the command shows the beggining of the command is filled with garbage. It's always the 21 first chars, in my case
[this happens also with a command that does not fill the screen, and without having to press the Home key, for example with the initrd command]
[The garbage is a fussion of the commands for the last entry, in my case a rootnoverify + chainloading to boot a Windows partition]
Let's continue from point 4:
5. Once editing a particular command, if I try to add empty space by using the space key, instead of spaces garbage chars are added to the end
Once more, going first into command mode from the boot menu, exiting it and doing the edit, solves the problem.
Just in case it's not clear, I'm experiencing this while executing GRUB stage 2, not GRUB once Fedora is running.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
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