Bug 661763 - GRUB doesn't support blank characters in device names.
Summary: GRUB doesn't support blank characters in device names.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub
Version: 14
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-12-09 15:56 UTC by Berthault
Modified: 2012-08-16 19:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 19:49:29 UTC
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Description Berthault 2010-12-09 15:56:47 UTC
Description of problem:
On Bull R440 x86_64 servers, internal disks are managed by a LSI MegaRAID controller. This LSI MegaRAID controller generates device names with several blank characters. In example "/dev/mapper/ddf1_MegaSR   R0 #0p2"

1) With such device names, GRUB can't boot the OS. 

2) The grub-install utility fails even if the device name is delimited by quotes or else written as /dev/mapper/ddf1_MegaSR\040\040\040R0\040#0p2

3) The "setup" command of the grub shell also fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
GRUB 0.97.

How reproducible:
Use GRUB with device names containing blanks.

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