Bug 976643 - edit mode display is badly broken and almost impossible to use since 2.00-19 "Make grub fit better into the boot sequence, visually" patches (#966719)
Summary: edit mode display is badly broken and almost impossible to use since 2.00-19 ...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: grub2
Version: 19
Hardware: All
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
Depends On:
Blocks: F19-accepted, F19FinalFreezeException
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Reported: 2013-06-21 05:34 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2013-06-22 02:30 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: grub2-2.00-22.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2013-06-22 02:30:00 UTC
Type: Bug

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screenshot of the bug (25.22 KB, image/png)
2013-06-21 05:34 UTC, Adam Williamson
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 966719 0 unspecified CLOSED Make grub fit better into the boot sequence, visually 2021-02-22 00:41:40 UTC

Internal Links: 966719

Description Adam Williamson 2013-06-21 05:34:54 UTC
Created attachment 763653 [details]
screenshot of the bug

If you try to edit a grub menu entry (say, to add '3' or 'nomodeset' or something...) with grub 2.00-19 or later, after the patches from https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=966719 , the display is badly messed up and very difficult to use (if you mess around enough you can kind of figure out what's going on, but it's a trial). See screenshot. Very easy to reproduce: install TC6, boot installed system, hit 'e' at the grub menu. Proposing as a final FE at least as it's an obvious problem for people who want to edit the boot menu, may be a blocker (I think we've taken similar issues as blockers before).

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2013-06-21 16:49:26 UTC
I thought the problem was fairly obvious from the screenshot and easily reproducible, but apparently not, so to be clear, lines that wrap off the edge of the screen are not fully displayed. The cursor in the screenshot appears to be on a blank line, but it is actually in the middle of the 'linux' line that started above - the \ character marks where it should  be wrapped onto the next line (where the cursor is), but it is not displayed properly at all. Those three lines at the bottom of the screen are part of the chunk of text that should be displayed under the cursor, replicated three times for no apparent reason. When you type, *one* of them changes. I can include a screencast if you really need.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2013-06-21 18:59:29 UTC
grub2-2.00-22.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 3 Dan Mashal 2013-06-21 19:16:50 UTC

Comment 4 Kevin Fenzi 2013-06-21 19:18:44 UTC
+1 FE definitely. I'm not sure it meets any blocker critera, but it really should be fixed. ;(

Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2013-06-21 19:20:03 UTC
That's +3 (counting me), and I know pjones is +1, so setting AcceptedFreezeException.

Comment 6 Adam Williamson 2013-06-21 22:35:11 UTC
Fix looks good in testing here.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-06-22 02:30:00 UTC
grub2-2.00-22.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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