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Re: Bug when editing the configuration at boot time

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Bug when editing the configuration at boot time
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 22:17:42 +0100
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long since fixed upstream
On 03.12.2012 12:19, Christoph Bodner wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I am testing Fedora 18-beta which uses "GNU GRUB  version 2.00~beta4". I have 
> discovered the following problem and I have also found a workaround.
> After booting I pressed 'e' key in order to edit the config text. Using arrow 
> keys I navigated to the line starting with "linux". My aim was to add the 
> digit '3' after the end of this line which is quite a common task when you 
> want to boot in text mode, e.g. when x11 graphics mode needs to be 
> configured. This long line appears wrapped across three lines and it is 
> impossible to navigate to the end of the line. In my special case the last 
> word was "quiet" but I could only read "q\".
> The following workaround helped me to get the job done: I replaced the 
> TAB-characters at the left and right postions near "linux" through spaces and 
> then I could jump to the end-of-line position as expected.
> Therefore, this editor seems to have internal troubles expanding 
> TAB-characters to spaces and counting the resulting columns correctly. This 
> problem is perfectly reproducable among multiple Fedora 18-beta 
> installations. BTW, in a virtualized environemnt, this editor takes 100% CPU 
> power of the host machine which should not be necessary.
> Kind regards
> Christoph
> --
> Christoph Bodner
> 6020 Innsbruck, Kohlweg 4
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Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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