Bug 506235 - Initrd installed by anaconda doesn't include the correct keyboard mapping
Initrd installed by anaconda doesn't include the correct keyboard mapping
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2009-06-16 05:15 EDT by Luciano Rocha
Modified: 2010-01-12 10:31 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-01-12 10:31:06 EST
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Description Luciano Rocha 2009-06-16 05:15:16 EDT
Description of problem:

Installed a new Fedora 11 system using the LiveCD, with an encrypted root (actually, encrypted PV). The initrd installed by anaconda didn't include the correct keyboard map, so it took me awhile to discover the problem.

I had booted the livecd using standard us keyboard mapping, selected my layout in the anaconda install (pt-latin1), but the password I entered in the initrd didn't match the one I entered during install.

So I reinstalled, this time selecting my layout in gdm. Again, the passwords didn't match. Then I thought about entering it as if using a us layout, and it worked.

Interesting enough, the initrds created after (either by installing a new kernel rpm, or forcing mkinitrd), did include the pt-latin1 layout.

Luciano Rocha
Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2010-01-12 10:31:06 EST
This is a mass edit of all mkinitrd bugs.

Thanks for taking the time to file this bug report (and/or commenting on it).

As you may have heard in Fedora 12 mkinitrd has been replaced by dracut. In Fedora 12 the mkinitrd package is still around as some programs depend on
certain libraries it provides, but mkinitrd itself is no longer used.

In Fedora 13 mkinitrd will be removed completely. This means that all work
on initrd has stopped.

Rather then keeping mkinitrd bugs open and giving false hope they might get fixed we are mass closing them, so as to clearly communicate that no more work will be done on mkinitrd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

If you are using Fedora 11 and are experiencing a mkinitrd bug you cannot work around, please upgrade to Fedora 12. If you experience problems with the initrd in Fedora 12, please file a bug against dracut.

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