Bug#131553: missing keyboard selection?
Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Rich Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [20020205 18:33]:
> > Thanks for the clarification, but it begs the question: How should
> > one install the initial system _before_ being able to rebuild the
> > kernel?
> New installations should come with a proper kernel. Can you try the
> new boot-floppies (3.0.19, released a few days ago) and try if you see
> the same problem?
I just tried them out and I must say--much improved. Things ran as
I didn't go through the entire installation because I didn't want to wipe
my disks. But I was able to select "qwerty/us" and go on to open a
shell. Previously the installer would stop accepting input after
selection the keyboard layout.
A note here--
"Keyboard" seems to be an overloaded therm. There's:
- "keyboard"--the physical device, manufacturer, connector, etc--e.g.
apple/mac-ext ADB; apple USB.
- "keyboard layout"--the positioning of the keys, usually to some
national standard--e.g. qwerty/us, dvorak/us, qwerty/de
Previous installers asked for _keyboard_ and offered a choice of physical
devices. The current installer asks for _keyboard_ and offers a list of