Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 136359
keyboard kickstart directive is ignored
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a kickstart file for FC3test3, and this file contains a
keyboard directive. Yet when I perform an installation using this
config file, I am still being prompted for a keyboard choice.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the kickstart config file attached to this bug
2. see the prompt for keyboard type
3. enter a keyboard type
Expected Results: The keyboard directive should be honored.
Created attachment 105449 [details]
kickstart file for bug
This kickstart file is loaded via http:
Kernel command line: initrd=/install/fedora/3t3/initrd.img ksdevice=eth0
BOOT_IMAGE=/install/fedora/3t3/vmlinuz vnc vncconnect=homestake
Created attachment 105503 [details]
My ks file
Unable to reproduce here.
Tested with a FC3T3 tree and above kickstart using uk initially then changing
to us for keyboard directive. The kickstart boots up into graphical and goes
straight to reading package information, before formatting and installing. No
additional input required.
Can you confirm with above config just changing the url/nfs line as appropriate
for your setup?
Yes, I can confirm the bug. I also had to change the disk
partitioning from hda to sda, but using your attached kickstart file I
was again prompted for a keyboard type. This was the only prompt for
Some more information about my configuration: this is a Dell 2650
machine, pxebooting the installation, using a serial console for the
installation. There is no keyboard actually attached to this system.
Can you retest with a keyboard attached?
Tested again, with full keyboard/mouse/video setup attached. No
change in behavior -- I'm still prompted for a keyboard type.
I then tried it without the serial console (no console= argument on
the kernel command line), and it proceeded to do a complete
installation, without prompting for the keyboard type.
Just for comparison, running the same sort of setup (serial console,
no keyboard, pxebooted kernel) works fine on RHEL 4b1 (Nahant).
Add 'serial' to your command line options and it'll work. It's fixed post-FC3