Bug 837377 - rescue image (from PXE) don't ask for keyboard
rescue image (from PXE) don't ask for keyboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-07-03 12:13 EDT by Derrien
Modified: 2013-07-31 14:27 EDT (History)
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Description Derrien 2012-07-03 12:13:49 EDT
Description of problem:
rescue image (boot from PXE) doesn't ask for language or keyboard 

Extract from pxe config :

label rescue
  menu indent count 5
  menu label ^Rescue a Fedora system.
  text help
        If the system will not boot, this lets you access files
        and edit config files to try to get it booting again.
  kernel fedora-17_64/vmlinuz
  append initrd=fedora-17_64/initrd.img repo=nfs:xxxx:/vol/ren1b_soft_unix/linux/distribution/fedora-17_64/x86_64/os/ rescue

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Actual results:
rescue uses us keyboard

Expected results:
rescue ask for keyboard type

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2012-07-11 20:41:18 EDT
This is certainly the case, I can duplicate it here.  There just aren't any steps in the rescue path that would prompt for keyboard/language.  You can supply them at the boot prompt via keymap= and lang= options.

With the newui redesign we'll have to decide if we want to prompt for rescue and how that fits into the new UI.  Leaving this open for now.
Comment 2 Derrien 2012-07-12 04:43:23 EDT
But http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/sn-mode-rescue.html needs some cleaning...
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2012-07-12 13:26:11 EDT
Yes, please file a bug with the docs team about that.
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Comment 5 Steve Tyler 2013-07-12 13:15:03 EDT
With F19, keyboard and language menus are still not displayed in rescue mode.
Could someone please bump the version to 19?

Martin: What is the plan here?

See also:
Bug 983872 - one keyboard in rescue mode

Tested with:
$ qemu-kvm -m 4096 -hda f19-test-1.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F19/Fedora-19-x86_64-DVD.iso -vga std -boot menu=on
Comment 6 Steve Tyler 2013-07-12 13:49:31 EDT
F16 appears to be the last release that provided keyboard and language menus in rescue mode.

Tested with:
$ qemu-kvm -m 4096 -hda f19-test-1.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F16/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso -vga std -boot menu=on
Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2013-07-31 14:27:42 EDT
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