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Bug 80382

Summary: Comments in grub.conf cause post-install to hang
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Matthew Saltzman <mjs>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 7.2   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:19 UTC Type: ---
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Description Matthew Saltzman 2002-12-25 15:55:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
With the below grub.conf, rpm -i of kernel RPM hangs at post-install.  Deleting
the line beginning "#password" fixes the problem.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Note: The system where I discovered this is RHL 7.2, but I would guess it
happens with all the current errata kernels.


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install attached grub.conf
2. rpm -i latest kernel rpm
3. observe hang
    

Actual Results:  rpm hangs.  When killed, grub.conf is unmodified.

Expected Results:  rpm finishes and grub.conf is updated.

Additional info:
The grub.conf file in question:

# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You do not have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /boot/vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/sda1
#          initrd /boot/initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=10
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
#password --md5 ....
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-18.7.x)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-18.7.x ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-18.7.x.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.18-17.7.x)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.7.x ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.18-17.7.x.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-34)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-34 ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.9-34.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-31)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-31 ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.9-31.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-21)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-21 ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.9-21.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.9-13)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-13 ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.9-13.img
title Red Hat Linux (2.4.7-10)
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.7-10 ro root=/dev/sda1
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.4.7-10.img

Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:19 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/