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bug #27862: No error message on incorrect command

Submitted by:  Andrew Valencia <vandys>
Submitted on:  Fri 30 Oct 2009 02:51:14 PM UTC  
Category:  Booting Severity:  Major
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Software Error
Status:  Invalid Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Name:  Andy Valencia
Open/Closed:  Closed Release: 
Release:  other Reproducibility:  Every Time
Planned Release:  None

Fri 30 Oct 2009 04:26:29 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Yeah, I'm a dinosaur. :->

Anyway, I really doubt people like me need to be well-served in what we remember from the days of the 386.  Thanks again for the quick response.

Andrew Valencia <vandys>
Fri 30 Oct 2009 04:22:45 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I have no doubts that you used GRUB Legacy more then me ;)
Ok I even bothered now to try this actually out.
Strange that it really understands kernel=/x
The official manual at least tells nothing about this, according to grep '=' grub.texi

Felix Zielcke <fzielcke>
Project Member
Fri 30 Oct 2009 04:03:22 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I think I've been using GRUB longer than you... this was the canonical way to specify arguments when VSTa first adopted GRUB.  Admittedly, that was a while ago.  Still, I hadn't guessed that you folks had not only switched to a different way of specifying arguments, but had also made the old syntax mean something new.  In any case, thanks for the quick response!

Andrew Valencia <vandys>
Fri 30 Oct 2009 03:21:23 PM UTC, comment #1: 

For an unknown command you get the error message unknown command.

>kernel= (hd0,1)/foo/bar/...

This isn't valid at all with GRUB Legecy
With GRUB 2 it's assigning a variable, so it's perfectly fine.

Felix Zielcke <fzielcke>
Project Member
Fri 30 Oct 2009 02:51:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

GRUB as installed in Ubuntu Karmic (1.97 beta 4), if you drop to command mode and enter an unknown command:

kernel= (hd0,1)/foo/bar/...

You just get another prompt, without any complaint about the command being unknown.

Andrew Valencia <vandys>


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