Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 532265
Unusable text mode boot after preupgrade F11 to f12
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:11:52 EST
Description of problem:
After running the latest preupgrade, and upgrading from f11 to f12
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-96.fc12.i686 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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not gonna try it again...
Steps to Reproduce:
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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not sure what else can be done here.