Bug 788862 - Add more support for extlinux
Add more support for extlinux
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grubby (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-02-09 01:49 EST by Chengwei Yang
Modified: 2015-02-17 09:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 09:06:04 EST
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use menu default to set default menu entry for extlinux (7.45 KB, patch)
2012-02-09 01:50 EST, Chengwei Yang
no flags Details | Diff
add menu lable support for extlinux (7.73 KB, patch)
2012-02-09 01:51 EST, Chengwei Yang
no flags Details | Diff
add linux directive support for extlinux (1.18 KB, patch)
2012-02-09 01:52 EST, Chengwei Yang
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Chengwei Yang 2012-02-09 01:49:06 EST
Description of problem:

extlinux use menu default to set default menu entry and the 'default' directive just like UI directive. Currently, grubby use 'default' directive to set default, this will cause extlinux can't find DEFAULT OR UI directive to load background.

menu label directive used to specify label which isn't suitable for the command line. For most of people, that's not very useful. However, grubby can update it to kernel name if it can recognize this key word, it's better than just copy the line from template.

add 'linux' directive support, since kernel is not only for linux, if a Linux kernel ends with '.0', that will caused problem to load because '.0' is the suffix of a PXE bootstrap program.

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Comment 1 Chengwei Yang 2012-02-09 01:50:30 EST
Created attachment 560461 [details]
use menu default to set default menu entry for extlinux
Comment 2 Chengwei Yang 2012-02-09 01:51:58 EST
Created attachment 560462 [details]
add menu lable support for extlinux
Comment 3 Chengwei Yang 2012-02-09 01:52:41 EST
Created attachment 560464 [details]
add linux directive support for extlinux
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2013-02-04 14:43:06 EST
I think these patches need a little updating. I did the naive rearrangement to make the patches apply cleanly, and am getting the initrd from the existing stanza in the new one.
Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2013-04-03 13:03:28 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 19 development cycle.
Changing version to '19'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 19 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 19 End Of Life. Thank you.)

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 6 Matthew Miller 2013-05-17 08:24:21 EDT
Also: for the F19 bootloader, I went with putting "ui menu.c32" at the top of the file, which works around the "can't find default"... message.
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