Bug 532265 - Unusable text mode boot after preupgrade F11 to f12
Unusable text mode boot after preupgrade F11 to f12
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-10-31 19:11 EDT by Mark van Rossum
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-04 12:46:40 EDT
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Description Mark van Rossum 2009-10-31 19:11:16 EDT
Description of problem:
After running the latest preupgrade, and upgrading from f11 to f12
kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=...  quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8 KEYTABLE=us

The problem with these boot settings is that in text mode booting, it becomes 
impossible to enter passwords for encrypted partitions.
The keyboard map might be screwed up, backspace does not work, and sometimes the actual password appears on the screen rather than '****'

The solution is to remove the KEYTABLE and LANG options in the boot command, or use the graphical boot, rhgb and vga=0x318

This is on a lenovo t61p laptop.

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I'm not gonna try it again...

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 09:48:10 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-04-16 10:34:55 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 02:55:20 EDT
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Comment 4 seth vidal 2010-11-04 12:46:40 EDT
not sure what else can be done here.

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