Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 829939
Preupgrade (F16 -> F17) - Uses wrong keyboard mapping, making it difficult or even impossible to enter disc encryption password
Last modified: 2013-02-13 09:46:20 EST
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...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
It simply keeps reprompting until the user enters the correct value in QWERTY.
Either pre-upgrade should use the existing systems start-up keyboard mapping, or it should have a prompt to set the mapping.
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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