Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63491
vga16/serial console conflict
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
Description of Problem:
If splashimage is specified and a serial console is selected, all output
goes to vga16 screen instead of serial console.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
terminal --timeout=5 serial console
Configure grub as above, then reboot.
After 5 second timeout, serial console is selected, but menu is drawn on
vga16 screen. Input is accepted from serial console.
Menu should be displayed on serial console. If no splashimage is used
(display="text"), serial console works fine.
Patch available at
(patch applies on top of grub-0.91-vga16.patch)
Created attachment 53790 [details]
fix: apply on top of grub-0.91-vga16.patch
This also happened on my skipjack-beta2, (which has grub-0.91-3),
so it's not machine specific. Thanks for pointing out the connection
with the splash screen; haven't tested the patch.
Patch will be in grub-0.92-2