Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 472964
encrypted harddisk: wrong keyboard layout on boot
Last modified: 2009-11-17 18:56:33 EST
Description of problem:
If you set to encrypt you hard disk on installation, it uses the selected keyboard layout to set the password. If you reboot afterwards and it asks for password it uses english keyboard layout.
Install Fedora 10 with disk encryption and latin1 keyboard layout - use a password with special characters or y/z. After a reboot you'll have to enter your password like on an english keyboard.
Boot fails because it can't access hard disk.
Installer should set proper keyboard layout in inird, moreover plymouth now read the password, not cryptsetup itself, not sure which package is responsible for that.
Reassigning this to anaconda for now.
Did you install from DVD or from a live medium? I noticed this problem with the live medium, too. But it worked with a Snap3 installation from DVD. Maybe the initrd is not recreated if a live medium is used.
I've installed from i686 KDE Live CD. After executing /usr/libexec/plymouth/plymouth-update-initrd it seems to be fixed.
this error still occurs with fedora 11 alpha i686 kde live.
Maybe if someone will ever look at this: would be nice to have this fixed in beta release!!!
*** Bug 495698 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fedora 11 x64 Beta DVD
Set Dutch language keyboard layout during installation and initial password entry.
After installation the system defaults to US keyboard layout.
After changing the default in System-Preferences-Keyboard, it still defaults to the wrong one in the login dialog (but there is at least a button to switch it). (Maybe this is a separate bug)
=> have a look at comment #3
this bug is still present in f11 i686 preview kde live cd :(
confirmed present in f11 x86_64 kde live cd, when using the installer and encrypting the entire hard drive.
Seriously, can anyone use bugzilla properly? This bug has been fixed. Can anyone else here confirm it, or i'll close it in a couple of days.
There's no need to be a jerk about it, dude.
Bug ist still there in Fedora 12 Alpha i686 KDE Live-CD.
Still there in F12 Beta i686. I did an FTP install onto the hard drive and specified the Finnish layout during installation. The default in Gnome after installation was the US layout.
On F12 Beta, the setting also does not stay put during updates. I set the correct layout for the first session in newly installed F12 Beta, then updated to current Rawhide, and on the next login, the layout was back to the US one. I think there is a bug for the Gnome component that clobbers the setting upon updating somewhere in this Bugzilla, but I cannot find it.
Bug fixed in Fedora 12 Beta AMD64 KDE Live-CD.
Bug fixed in Fedora 12 AMD64 KDE Live-CD.