[RHEL4] Grub count down does not start.

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  • Grub count down does not start on our customer's system.
  • After hitting any key, subsequent processing (see attaced screen2.jpg) starts. So, system does not hang.
  • The problem causes system stop at reboot until somebody hits a key, so affects system operation.
  • We confirmed that
    • the connection of monitor, keyboard, mouse and keyboard switch was no problem.
    • the customer does not use serial console.
    • the systems are cluseter composition, but connection of serial cable for heartbeat was all right.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 8)
  • kernel-2.6.9-89.ELsmp

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