Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config - Debian

This is a discussion on Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config - Debian ; Package: debian-installer Version: 20070308etch1 Severity: important Our cluster nodes PXE boot with the following parameters: append initrd=debian/etch/DI/amd64/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=18000 root=/dev/rd/0 devfs=mount,dall rw console=ttyS0,57600n8 auto url=http://198.202.70.23/DI/preseed-etch-node DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text locale=en_US priority=critical interface=auto netcfg/dhcp_timeout=60 The serial console works for the initial install but the generated ...

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  1. Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config

    Package: debian-installer
    Version: 20070308etch1
    Severity: important


    Our cluster nodes PXE boot with the following parameters:
    append initrd=debian/etch/DI/amd64/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=18000 root=/dev/rd/0 devfs=mount,dall rw console=ttyS0,57600n8 auto url=http://198.202.70.23/DI/preseed-etch-node DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text locale=en_US priority=critical interface=auto netcfg/dhcp_timeout=60

    The serial console works for the initial install but the generated
    /boot/grub/menu.lst won't have a console line. Adding the older sarge-style d-i
    boot parameters doesn't help, either:

    debian-installer/console/type=serial debian-installer/console/serial/speed=57600

    I've kludged around this in our preseed/late-command script:

    chroot /target sed -i 's/kopt=.*$/& console=ttyS0,57600n8/g' /boot/grub/menu.lst

    Although the effects are similar this doesn't appear to be related to #416310
    since we're using the full serial console parameter.

    -- System Information:
    Debian Release: 4.0
    APT prefers stable
    APT policy: (990, 'stable')
    Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
    Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
    Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-amd64
    Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)



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  2. Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config

    forcemerge 445854 457403
    thanks

    Quoting Christian Perrier (bubulle@debian.org):
    > reassign 457403 grub-installer
    > forcemerge 445584 457403
    > thanks


    Bleh. Typo in bug number..-)


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  3. Processed: Re: Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config

    Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:

    > forcemerge 445854 457403

    Bug#445854: Installation using i386 NetInstall over a serial line
    Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config
    Forcibly Merged 445854 457403.

    > thanks

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  4. Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config

    reassign 457403 grub-installer
    forcemerge 445584 457403
    thanks

    Quoting Chris Adams (cadams@salk.edu):
    > Package: debian-installer
    > Version: 20070308etch1
    > Severity: important
    >
    >
    > Our cluster nodes PXE boot with the following parameters:
    > append initrd=debian/etch/DI/amd64/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=18000 root=/dev/rd/0 devfs=mount,dall rw console=ttyS0,57600n8 auto url=http://198.202.70.23/DI/preseed-etch-node DEBIAN_FRONTEND=text locale=en_US priority=critical interface=auto netcfg/dhcp_timeout=60
    >
    > The serial console works for the initial install but the generated
    > /boot/grub/menu.lst won't have a console line. Adding the older sarge-style d-i
    > boot parameters doesn't help, either:
    >
    > debian-installer/console/type=serial debian-installer/console/serial/speed=57600
    >
    > I've kludged around this in our preseed/late-command script:
    >
    > chroot /target sed -i 's/kopt=.*$/& console=ttyS0,57600n8/g' /boot/grub/menu.lst
    >
    > Although the effects are similar this doesn't appear to be related to #416310
    > since we're using the full serial console parameter.



    This is indeed bug #445854....

    It probably just needs someone to care enough and add the needed code
    to grub-installer to have it use the options passed to the d-i kernel
    and add them to the relevant menu.lst entries on the installed system.


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  5. Processed (with 1 errors): Re: Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config

    Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:

    > reassign 457403 grub-installer

    Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config
    Bug reassigned from package `debian-installer' to `grub-installer'.

    > forcemerge 445584 457403

    Bug#445584: openssh-client: known_hosts searching not functional?
    Bug#457403: debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config
    Mismatch - only Bugs in the same package can be forcibly merged:
    Bug 457403 is not in the same package as 445584
    > thanks

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  6. Bug#457403: marked as done (debian-installer: Serial console parameters are not used when generating grub config)


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