Bug 92346 - Keyboard layout should be asked before root password in /.unconfigured part
Keyboard layout should be asked before root password in /.unconfigured part
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-06-05 08:30 EDT by Panu Matilainen
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:36 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 7,.25-1
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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 11:15:16 EDT
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Ask keymap first in unconfigured mode (518 bytes, patch)
2003-06-05 08:32 EDT, Panu Matilainen
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Description Panu Matilainen 2003-06-05 08:30:57 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

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..

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How reproducible:

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
own keymap.

Expected Results:  It should first ask the keyboard layout so you can enter the
root password in your native keymap.

Additional info:

This is an ages old "bug" present in all versions I know of.
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2003-06-05 08:32:03 EDT
Created attachment 92160 [details]
Ask keymap first in unconfigured mode
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-06-05 11:15:16 EDT
Added to cvs, will be in 7.25-1.

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