Grub no longer has support for serial terminal

Bug #1164686 reported by Jason Sievert on 2013-04-04
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The Open Compute Project
grub2 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

While following the serial console howto for Ubuntu there is a note that you need to change /etc/default/grub and change the GRUB_TERMINAL line to serial however upon changing that line and unhiding the menu the following messages show up upon bootup. I am seeing this in 12.10 but will confirm that 12.4 is seeing this as well.

error: terminal `serial' isn't found.
error: terminal `serial' isn't found.

Attached is my systems grub config file. The guide I am referring to can be found at

One thing to note is that I am still able to see the Grub message so it could be no longer needed?

Jason Sievert (jsievert) wrote :
Jason Sievert (jsievert) wrote :

So far I have been able to reproduce this error in 12.10 and 12.04.2. Also it is worth noting that I am seeing an error in CentOS as well however the behavior is different. Currently in CentOS the result is a non-bootable system.

affects: ubuntu → grub (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2015-10-05
affects: grub (Ubuntu) → grub2 (Ubuntu)

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

This issue has sat incomplete for more than 60 days now. I'm going to close it as invalid. Please feel free re-open if this is still an issue for you. Thank you.

Changed in grub2 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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