Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 983872
one keyboard in rescue mode
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:06:55 EST
Description of problem:When you enter in rescue mode you canot choose the keyboard: only qwerty keyboard is available
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fedoara 18
How reproducible: try to rescue a system
Steps to Reproduce:
1.load install disk and ask for rescue mode
Actual results: no keyboard selection
Expected results: be able to choose language and appropriate keyboard
You may be able to configure your keyboard and language from the kernel command line:
Press "Tab" at "Rescue a Fedora system".
See also the localectl command:
This appears to be a duplicate:
Bug 837377 - rescue image (from PXE) don't ask for keyboard
$ qemu-kvm -m 4096 -hda f19-test-1.img -cdrom ~/xfr/fedora/F19/Fedora-19-x86_64-DVD.iso -vga std -boot menu=on
Using Tab key and append these options works, but the text is ugly: scrambled with a lot of AE§@... everywhere and can hardly be read.
I tried fr_FR-utf8 without any success...
Now, the possibility to choose language and keyboard in rescur mode was present in older version of anaconda, why this possibility has disappeared?
using localectl seems to be usable only when the system is up not for rescue.
(In reply to FranÃ§ois Patte from comment #2)
> Using Tab key and append these options works, but the text is ugly:
> scrambled with a lot of AE§@... everywhere and can hardly be read.
I noticed that with F18, too. Have you tried F19? F19 seems to work better:
> I tried fr_FR-utf8 without any success...
Thanks for your report. With F19, all of these work:
They all result in this:
# echo $LANG
But localectl is inconsistent with those:
# localectl list-locales | grep fr_FR | grep -i utf
> Now, the possibility to choose language and keyboard in rescur mode was
> present in older version of anaconda, why this possibility has disappeared?
It was last in F16. I don't know what the plan is for this feature, so I asked the developer in Bug 837377, Comment 5.
> using localectl seems to be usable only when the system is up not for rescue.
With F19, it seems to work somewhat, but it is not very convenient.
There may be several bugs here ...
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