Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 92346
Keyboard layout should be asked before root password in /.unconfigured part
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:36:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
In "unconfigured" mode rc.sysinit first asks for root password and later asks
for keyboard layout. This can cause problems with some special characters vs
different keyboard layouts.
Fix is truly trivial, patch to follow..
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a system using some "standard/common" kickstart file which does
"touch /.unconfigured" at %post
2. Enter new root password
3. Change keyboard layout to something "exotic"
Actual Results: It can be a bit difficult to login since you have to guess the
original keyboard layout and figure where the relevant characters are on your
Expected Results: It should first ask the keyboard layout so you can enter the
root password in your native keymap.
This is an ages old "bug" present in all versions I know of.
Created attachment 92160 [details]
Ask keymap first in unconfigured mode
Added to cvs, will be in 7.25-1.