Bug 140575 - kickstart over serial asks for keyboard type
kickstart over serial asks for keyboard type
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-11-23 13:12 EST by Matthew Kent
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-25 16:09:38 EST
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Description Matthew Kent 2004-11-23 13:12:18 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm experiencing the same problem described here
whereas I have 'keyboard us' in my kickstart config yet am prompted to
pick a keyboard type during the install. 

This only happens on serial installs, text and graphical both go hands

As you might imagine this is a real annoyance when loading multiple
headless nodes.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. kickstart with the following options 
append ksdevice=eth0 console=tty0 console=ttyS0,19200 load_ramdisk=1
initrd=initrd-core3.img network
2. watch for the 'What type of keyboard do you have?' question
3. become annoyed :)

Actual Results:  Prompts for keyboard, upon selecting one it continues
the install hands free as it should.

Expected Results:  barring any configuration errors, pxe boot to post
install should be hands free.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-24 23:53:58 EST
Does it work if you add 'serial' to your kernel boot params?
Comment 2 Matthew Kent 2004-11-25 10:15:23 EST
Yeah that works and I see the param is list here
I've just never needed it before. Sorry bout that, and thanks for your
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-25 16:09:38 EST
Okay, will be fixed in FC4 then.

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