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Re: Help: GRUB tab completion not working



: On 25/09/2007, Dean S. Messing wrote:
: >
: > Also I see in the "info page" the following notice:
<snip>
: >
: >  This chapter documents the grub shell `grub'. Note that the grub shell
: >  is an emulator; it doesn't run under the native environment, so it
: >  sometimes does something wrong. Therefore, you shouldn't trust it too
: >  much. If there is anything wrong with it, don't hesitate to try the
: >  native GRUB environment, especially when it guesses a wrong map between
: >  BIOS drives and OS devices.
: >
<snip>
: >
: > So, I take it that this means it is not using the system bash?
: 
: The GRUB shell is not equal to bash. It is a small shell which
: implements the commands listed by the "help" command. The only form of
: TAB completion it offers is completion of GRUB commands. E.g. when you
: type "partn" and hit TAB, it completes to "partnew". Or when you enter
: "con" and hit TAB, it completes to "configfile".

When I hit TAB, the cursor just moves over (on the F7 x86_64 machine).
On all my other machines (1 FC5 32bit machine, 2 FC6 32bit machines,
1 FC6 64bit machine) grub TAB completion, and the other bash-like
editing commands, work correctly.  I'm beginning to think this is a
bug in the F7 64-bit package.

: > Not sure what "the native GRUB environment" means?".
: 
: When you _boot_ your system into GRUB and enter the command-shell from
: there as opposed to starting the GRUB shell from within a running
: Linux OS.

I rebooted, got into that environment, and TAB completion works!  I am
now even more at a loss (and I was already entirely at a loss :-).

Dean.


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