Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 86367
Install do not correctly set grub options for serial console
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:52 EST
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Description of problem:
During a PXE serial console installation the system is setted to boot from a
serial console (for example agetty is activated in inittab).
Unfortunately, grub starts without the "serial" and "terminal" options, and with
graphical splash screen, so it's totally unusable on terminal devices, even with
ones who have the "text to serial" option, as the HP Blade Servers.
There's also no option during the install to disable the grub graphical splash
RH 8.0 has the correct behaviour.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RH EL AS 2.1 with PXE boot
2. Select grub as your default boot manager
3. Restart after the installation
Actual Results: There's no grub screen, and no possibility to modify the
default options: if something is wrong in kernel parameters you have to
Expected Results: Grub loads with the serial option
RH 8.0 has the correct behaviour
This is fixed in newer releases and will be reflected in the next release of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux