Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446595
grub boottime password do not use keyboard layout
Last modified: 2009-07-27 01:24:27 EDT
Description of problem:
When using boottime password to unlock grub stuff,
it will always use qwerty keyboard layout, would be nice to add a warning
or something at install time when prompted for a bootime password.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
use non qwerty keyboard layout at install time
Steps to Reproduce:
good password! ;)
Assigning to anaconda, this really can't be changed on the grub side.
This bug has been triaged
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The best approach I can come up with here is we force the keyboard layout to qwerty for the bootloader password dialog, then force it back to whatever it was in afterwards. That's pretty insane and not very user-friendly, though, but it's the best I've got.
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Much as I dislike Bug Zapper's intrusion, it's sort of correct. The "fix" Chris mentioned is very ugly and we'd rather not do it if at all possible.
What we can do is get better documentation on how to switch between keyboard layouts, as a workaround to this problem. (In case you're wondering, it's press both shift keys to switch between your keyboard and the American English layout.) Reopening and sending off to install-guide.
I've added a note about this in the Fedora and RHEL Installation Guides; this will become visible next time we republish the guides.