#1978 PR merged: Fix for 'error:unrecognized number' when booting ISO on PPC

Labels: bug, fixed / solved / done

rmetrich opened issue at 2018-11-23 13:01:

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  • Type: Bug Fix

  • Impact: Low

  • Reference to related issue (URL): No issue created

  • How was this pull request tested? Not tested, I don't have the hardware for now, please may someone with hardware test.

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Issue is caused by incorrect, according to PAPR specification,
bootinfo entity parsing code in grub2.

In PAPR spec "B. Bootinfo Entities" partition and path
separator (,) is optional and if not present bootinfo may be
treated as directory and filename components unless it begins
with number:


If (,) is missing and directory begins with a hexadecimal number
GRUB2 treats this as partition number immediately followed by a

Note that with (,) present in bootpath issue isn't in the case
as GRUB2 returns empty string for GRUB_PARSE_PARTITIONS. This
effectively meaning that GRUB2 code requires (,) as mandatory.

This is a GRUB2 bug, but until it is fixed, we can make the
message disappear by specifying a comma in bootinfo.txt.

jsmeix commented at 2018-11-23 13:43:

I assigned this one completely to you
because I cannot help with PPC booting issues.

jsmeix commented at 2018-12-05 13:15:

if you have currently no time for an expert review,
I would like to merge it "as is" tomorrow.

rmetrich commented at 2018-12-05 13:16:

@schabrolles It's as simple as making an ISO and booting it :-)

schabrolles commented at 2018-12-05 13:25:

Hi team, I'm currently testing it ... Sorry for the delay, as you say I'm a bit overloaded and I've completely forgotten to test it.
I come back to you later this day.

jsmeix commented at 2018-12-06 09:23:

thank you for the bug fix.

thank you for verfication.

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