Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 818360
Behavior on mistyped initrd line is not helpful
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:30:47 EDT
Description of problem:
If you mistype the initrd line in the interactive editor, grub2:
1) prints an error about being unable to find the initramfs
2) prints "press any key to continue"
3) 5 seconds later starts the kernel without the initramfs, which promptly panics
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit the initramfs line wrong
Without any user interaction, kernel panic
Without any user interaction, returns to menu, or waits for keypress
GRUB has the same behaviour whether it's executed manually or automatically and changing automatical behaviour is out of the question since it runs risk of GRUB requesting user assistance on minor faults which would be disastrous for servers
While I can see that conistency is good, having it state "press any key to continue", and then continuing without a keypress, is very non-intuitive behavior.
It continues either on keypress or on a timeout whichever comes first.
Perhaps then the message could be changed?
The strings are frozen now due to translations of 2.00 release.
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