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FS#13647 - Keyboard doesn't work.

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Simon Morgan (sjmorgan) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 13:26 GMT
Last edited by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Thursday, 23 July 2009, 10:09 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Gerhard Brauer (GerBra)
Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Architecture x86_64
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2009.02
Due in Version 2009.08-alpha
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No

Details

When I boot the USB Arch install image, the installation fails. The problem is that when it dumps me to the interactive prompt, I can't type anything because my keyboard isn't working.

It's a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.
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Closed by  Gerhard Brauer (GerBra)
Thursday, 23 July 2009, 10:09 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  usbinput added to the mkinitcpio hooks on the ISOs / images.
Comment by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 18:17 GMT
I could confirm this when adding: break=y as boorparameter. I also have no keyboard (usb) in initramfs/klibc shell.
Solution: tested with adding usbinput hook in the initcpio-ide/-pata files, this will bring it back.

Temporary solution for you, Simon: use a PS/2 keyboard during install.
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 18:21 GMT
Added usbinput in git
Comment by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 18:31 GMT
We should think about adding our other/more hooks also, for ex. pcmcia.

Also the raid and lvm2 hooks; these are not needed to boot/act with the install ISO but maybe usefull when using it as a rescue system (raid autodetection)...
The encrypt hook??? Yes, if one would like to boot his encrypted root partition with the Arch ISOs..
I think we don't do any harm when enable these hooks too...
Comment by Aaron Griffin (phrakture) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 19:13 GMT
When using it as a rescue system, the hooks will be present on the rescue system. raid and lvm2 are not needed. The hooks on the ISO can _only_ load the ISO. Grub can load other kernels though, and the live system can be used to repair any raid/lvm issues on attached disks.

What does pcmcia give us? Consider that this is _only_ for booting the cdrom/usb itself. Is there anything that we would need pcmcia for at boot time?
Comment by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Tuesday, 03 March 2009, 20:05 GMT
There are still pcmcia/cardbus cdroms in the world ;-) We have had such a hardware on FrosCon event, where we must hack a lot to get the FosCon ISO installed.
Comment by Gerhard Brauer (GerBra) - Thursday, 23 July 2009, 08:59 GMT
I will close this report soon, cause the origin reason is fixed.
Myself like to add pcmcia hook to 2009.08 cause we should support all busses on which cdrom hardware could be attached.

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