Bug 829939 - Preupgrade (F16 -> F17) - Uses wrong keyboard mapping, making it difficult or even impossible to enter disc encryption password
Preupgrade (F16 -> F17) - Uses wrong keyboard mapping, making it difficult or...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: preupgrade (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Richard Hughes
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-07 16:28 EDT by Bill C. Riemers
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:46 EST (History)
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Description Bill C. Riemers 2012-06-07 16:28:12 EDT
Description of problem:

When prompting for the disc password, preupgrade only excepts QWERTY responses.  This can make it difficult for some users to enter their password, and impossible for others...

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run preupgrade an a F16 system on a system that uses full disc encryption and a non-QWERTY keyboard
2. When prompted after rebooting attempt to entry the encrypted disc password
Actual results:

It simply keeps reprompting until the user enters the correct value in QWERTY.

Expected results:

Either pre-upgrade should use the existing systems start-up keyboard mapping, or it should have a prompt to set the mapping.

Additional info:

It is even worse in that there is no clue to the user what keyboard mapping is being used.  I imagine there are people in France and other non-English speaking countries who never do even realize what the problem is.

Once one does realize the problem, I imagine there are ways to work around, such as maybe temporily changing the file system password to something they can enter from a QWERTY mapping...
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