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bug #26744: echo and hello hanging on iMac 8,1 efi platform

Submitted by:  James Jarvis <jjarvis>
Submitted on:  Fri 05 Jun 2009 08:42:01 AM UTC  
Category:  Terminal Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  Invalid Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  James Jarvis
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  svn 2266
Release:  Bazaar - trunk Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Wed 17 Jun 2009 04:10:16 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Never add kernel.mod explicitely. It's added automatically. Perhaps we need a foolproof to igonore a wish of user to do creepy things

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Project Administrator
Wed 17 Jun 2009 03:33:41 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It appears that commands that the commands echo, hello and ls were failing unless they were listed in the grub-mkimage ahead of the "kernel" module.

When listing modules for the grub-mkimage for a grub.efi (at least on iMac 8,1) remember to list kernel later rather than earlier. This is not a fix - merely a workaround.

James Jarvis <jjarvis>
Tue 16 Jun 2009 02:02:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Now have it working by making sure echo and hello are first in the list of modules to put into the image usng grub-mkimage. There is presumably an ordering issue but this is not clearly documented. Or is it a limit on image size on an efi platform???

James Jarvis <jjarvis>
Fri 05 Jun 2009 08:42:01 AM UTC, original submission:  

echo -n and echo -e work. echo string or hello both fail with no further response until the timeout occurs.

Does successfully load the menu and can boot Linux/MacOS/Legacy

Also not working is ls (however tab completion on paths does work to show available choices).

Tested on svn 2266 but problem also present on earlier builds.

built with

./configure --with-platform=efi --target=x86_64

also confirmed the same problem on i386

./configure --with-platform=efi --target=i386

James Jarvis <jjarvis>


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