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Bug#669935: Debian Installer does apply keymap used during installation to resulting initramfs

Quoting Sebastian Pipping (sebastian@pipping.org):
> Package: debian-installer
> Version: 20120327+b1
> I have been installing Debian testing/wheezy from a recent snapshot
> netinst with a German keyboard layout selected.  As I chose dm-crypt
> during disk partitioning I have been entering a password with a German
> keyboard layout during installation.
> On reboot cryptsetup asks for a password with a US keyboard layout,
> rather than German.  There is no hint about that and there seems to be
> no way to select a different layout without entering the password under
> a foreign/US keyboard layout first.
> I would expect that the installer makes sure that the keyboard layout of
> the initramfs is the same as the one used during installation or that at
> least I have the option to make that happen.  Currently, nothing tells
> the user that the layout is no longer German on reboot and there is no
> easy way of switching the layout without passing that very password gate
> first.  Please consider solving this problem.  Thanks!
> PS: In case that's relevant: I deselected the installation of desktop
> environment and basic system utilities during the installation process.

I'm not sure this is the installer's job.

Having the right keymap in the initramfs should be the job of the
utility that creates the initramfs, based on console keymap
settings. I don't think the installer can (and should) really do
something here. The problem is the same is users setup their console
keymap to be something else than US *after the system installation*.


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