Grub and yast: graphical menu file location is not saved

Hi everybody,

I’ve been a Suse user for more than 5 years, but the latest version comes with so many bugs that I just have to do something about it. Well, I will start with the following.

I wanted to use Yast to rewrite Grub configuration so that I see a graphical boot screen (before I saw only text – opensuse, failsafe, memory test and so on…). The reason for this was to use SystemV init with F5 key.

I went to Yast, chose “Boot Loader”, “Boot Loader Installation” tab, “Boot Loader Options”. There, the text field “Graphical Menu File” does not seem to work, it does not save the text I enter. It should be /boot/message, but when you remove the text (leave it blank, for example) and try to save, you see that nothing changes. I used a workaround, which is, of course, to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst directly.

Can somebody confirm? Send a bug report?

Seems to affect versions 11.3 and 12.1 which I could test right now.

Please ensure that you uncheck “Use Trusted Grub”. Once unchecked, you will be able to enter “/boot/message”.

“Use Trusted Grub” is unchecked. I can, of course, enter text, but it is not saved when I click OK and OK.

Try (as root):
cp /boot/message /boot/message2

Try to enter /boot/message2 to the text field mentioned above. Click OK, OK and look what’s left inside /boot/grub/menu.lst. I see that the file is overwritten, but no changes.