Bug 86367 - Install do not correctly set grub options for serial console
Summary: Install do not correctly set grub options for serial console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-20 19:31 UTC by Salvatore Insalaco
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-03-21 16:06:09 UTC
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Description Salvatore Insalaco 2003-03-20 19:31:11 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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
reinstall everything...

Expected Results:  Grub loads with the serial option

Additional info:

RH 8.0 has the correct behaviour

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-21 16:06:09 UTC
This is fixed in newer releases and will be reflected in the next release of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux

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