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Bug 87614 - wrong comment character recommended for grub.conf
Summary: wrong comment character recommended for grub.conf
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sandra Moore
QA Contact: Sandra Moore
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-30 18:26 UTC by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-04-24 19:55:23 UTC

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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2003-03-30 18:26:37 UTC
Description of problem:

on the manual the solution if having trouble with the GRUB boot screen wrongly 
recomends using ";" to comment the splash line

grub.conf uses the "#" character to indicate a line is a comment, as published 
on the info node "Device map"

 "You can put any comments in the file if needed, as the grub shell assumes
  that a line is just a comment if the first character is `#'"

Additional info:

this same mistake can be found on the manuals since 7.2 and could be probably 
on 9

Comment 1 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2003-03-30 18:30:33 UTC
this problem also affect the "enterprise" products (AS 2.1, WS 2.1 and so on) 
and the corresponding documentation

Comment 2 Sandra Moore 2003-04-24 19:55:23 UTC
Thanks very much for the feedback. This correction will appear in future
versions of the documentation.


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