Bug 84356 - "terminal serial" in grub.conf ignored when splashimage used
Summary: "terminal serial" in grub.conf ignored when splashimage used
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: grub
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Glen Foster
Depends On:
Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-14 22:01 UTC by Roland McGrath
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-08-06 20:32:18 UTC

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Description Roland McGrath 2003-02-14 22:01:38 UTC
Description of problem:

My grub.conf does "terminal serial" after the appropriate "serial"
command for my setup.  If "splashimage=" appears after "terminal serial"
in grub.conf, it boots using the VGA console instead of the serial port.
If "splashimage=" is absent or appears before "terminal serial",
then it correctly boots on the serial port.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up serial console
2. put "terminal serial" in grub.conf, leave splashimage= there
3. boot; see it use the vga console
Actual results:

Uses the VGA console.

Expected results:

Uses the serial console.

Additional info:

Worked right in Psyche.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-05 04:01:39 UTC
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.

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Any bug still open against Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9 at the end of 2006 will be
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Comment 3 Roland McGrath 2006-08-06 20:32:18 UTC
Seems to be fixed, using grub-0.97-5

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