Bug#517138: Difficulties after pressing Ctrl+Alt+F2 to enter console after selecting a graphical install
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On Thursday 26 February 2009, you wrote:
> On 2/26/09, Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Thursday 26 February 2009, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> >> M. McGowan, le Wed 25 Feb 2009 17:01:58 -0500, a écrit :
> >> > When I select a graphical install, regular or expert, and press
> >> > Ctrl+Alt+F2, at first things appear fine. However, when I press
> >> > Ctrl+Alt+F1 to re-enter the graphical install, the graphical
> >> > installation is no longer visible,
> >> Yes, the graphical installer is not on VT1, but on VT7.
> > It's on VT5 actually.
> >> Maybe we should add some text documenting that on VT1.
> > That's not really possible given what VT1's function is.
> > It's documented in the installation guide.
> 6.1, which focuses on the regular installer, not the new graphical
> one, says that the installer is on VT1 and the console log is on VT4.
Correct. The description of the graphical installer in the manual could be
integrated better. For now you have to look in the appendix.
> D.6, which focuses on the new graphical installer, says the installer
> is on VT5 and does not mention VT1 or the console log.
Right. So here it *does* mention the installer is on VT5. To quote:
"To switch to another console, you will also need to use the Ctrl key,
just as with the X Window System. For example, to switch to VT2 (the
first debug shell) you would use: Ctrl-Left Alt-F2. The graphical
installer itself runs on VT5, so you can use Left Alt-F5 to switch back."
VT1 is not mentioned because it does not contain any info relevant for
> Also, if I do, for some reason, press Ctrl+C in the console log during
> the first installation step, should it behave differently than if I
> press Ctrl+C during any other step? That is, is hanging expected
> behaviour under those circumstances?
I don't think pressing Crtl-C is defined at all for the installer. I have
no idea what it would do at various point except that I'd not be
surprised if it will screw the install. Don't press Ctrl-C.