Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 837377
rescue image (from PXE) don't ask for keyboard
Last modified: 2013-07-31 14:27:42 EDT
Description of problem:
rescue image (boot from PXE) doesn't ask for language or keyboard
Extract from pxe config :
menu indent count 5
menu label ^Rescue a Fedora system.
If the system will not boot, this lets you access files
and edit config files to try to get it booting again.
append initrd=fedora-17_64/initrd.img repo=nfs:xxxx:/vol/ren1b_soft_unix/linux/distribution/fedora-17_64/x86_64/os/ rescue
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
rescue uses us keyboard
rescue ask for keyboard type
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.
But http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/sn-mode-rescue.html needs some cleaning...
Yes, please file a bug with the docs team about that.
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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?
Bug 983872 - one keyboard in rescue mode
$ qemu-kvm -m 4096 -hda f19-test-1.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F19/Fedora-19-x86_64-DVD.iso -vga std -boot menu=on
F16 appears to be the last release that provided keyboard and language menus in rescue mode.
$ qemu-kvm -m 4096 -hda f19-test-1.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F16/Fedora-16-x86_64-DVD.iso -vga std -boot menu=on
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