Bug#672160: Directory /boot/console-setup
On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 09:40:23PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> Generally the console has to work even before root is mounted, so
> that the user can enter a decryption password if necessary.
Unfortunately, as far as I know currently this doesn't work in
Debian. Proper wishlist bug reports have been filled but we
haven't come yet to a solution that is good for all developers.
Anyway, we may not expect that all initrd images are able to
configure the console.
> What is it that needs to be done before other filesystems are
> mounted, but not before root is mounted?
At least the keyboard has to be configured before fsck runs.