Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 417351
Wrong codepage in console after filesystem check fails
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:18:41 EDT
Description of problem:
After filesystem check fails text in console is written with wrong
font(codepage), localized messages couldn't be read. But after logging in
(entering root password) fonts are becoming good. Also, before rhgb has started,
fonts are also good.
There is no such issue when booting in runlevel 3. So I suppose rhgb screws
console params somehow and they aren't restored back with initscripts.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Let fsck fail at boot.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add entry "LABEL=notexists /mnt/mnt ext3 defaults 1 2" to /etc/fstab to make
3. Wait till system boots and asked you to enter password.
Message (in english "An error occurred during the file system...") is
unreadable. Looks like written with wrong codepage.
Normal codepage for localized messages.
We do set the console to utf8 mode and force the font to latarcyrheb-sun16. We
shouldn't need to do that anymore, now that the kernel does the right thing
I should drop the call and push an update.
Seems, this is still an issue in F-9. Please fix - it can confuse users.
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