Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99564
Virtual consoles not available while first boot is running.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
Virtual are consoles not available while firstboot is running. Additionally,
typing CTRL + ALT + Backspace won't break the firstboot process (as it did in
earlier versions). This is a problem if your xfree86 config was not setup
properly by anaconda because you can't get to the command line interface to fix it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot into firstboot process (either from fresh install or by rm
/etc/sysconfig/firstboot;chkconfig firstboot on;reboot)
2. Attempt to switch to virtual console (CTRL + ATL + F1-F6) or break X (CTRL +
ATL + Backspace)
Actual Results: Can't access virtual consoles.
Expected Results: Should be able to access the CLI and fix things if your X
config is hosed.
The only way I was able to even get into X was to pass grub the "single" option
and then remove my /etc/X11/XFree86Config file, run redhat-config-xfree86, and
Firstboot runs as a service, hence it runs before /etc/init.d/rc finishes, hence
mingetty will not be running on any VTs.
Well that sucks.