Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 596615
tab completion does not work in grub shell in rescue mode or a console in booted system
Last modified: 2010-11-18 17:14:52 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #506449 +++
Description of problem:
Boot into rescue mode or boot up a full Fedora 11 session, type 'grub' to enter grub shell. Enter usual commands, press tab for completion, cursor just moves to the right
From a grub command line at boot (press 'c') tab completion works ok.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into rescue mode, or open a terminal in a full session
2. type 'grub' (as root) to enter grub shell
3. enter partial commands, eg 'root (', then press tab to complete.
No completion, tab just moves cursor to the right
commands should be expanded according to tab completion rules
Works ok from a grub command line at boot
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2009-12-10 07:39:01 EST ---
It's exactly the same on F12.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2009-12-11 06:04:18 EST ---
the problem seems to be that the ncurses lib isn't linked in to the static /sbin/bin binary, you can fix it by rebuilding with ncurses-devel installed.
Any reason why it's not linked in?
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2009-12-11 06:04:51 EST ---
sorry that's /sbin/grub binary
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-04-27 11:01:17 EDT ---
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--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-04-28 07:31:51 EDT ---
Moving to F12 to prevent automatic closing as wontfix.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-05-26 11:25:43 EDT ---
This bug is also in Fedora 13.
It is very annoying when you need to use the grub shell to repair a system.
Grub auto completion doesn't work in RHEL6 as well.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
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If a patch shows up for this issue on the Fedora side (bug #506449), we'll consider a backport for a future release.
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