[Bug 1047384] Re: System Encryption Password set before setting keyboard locale
launchpad at surgut.co.uk
Fri Sep 7 15:24:53 UTC 2012
<slangasek> I like solution #1
<stgraber> xnox: going with a random key, then adding the real one and removing the random one sounds like a good idea
@mpt: at this point are you going to start saying that we should reuse
login password as the full disk encryption password?
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System Encryption Password set before setting keyboard locale
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
When installing my system, I selected to encrypt access to my system.
This prompted me to enter a password.
I entered a password with a # symbol in it, however due to using an
english keyboard, this would not have been correctly recorded as a #,
but as a ' instead - leading it to refuse my password when booting.
I tested this both connected to and not connected to the internet.
It seems that at the point of entering the password during the
installer, the keyboard layout was set to en_US.
Therefore, when booting and having the locale as en_GB - it didn't
I tried this with the @ symbol, which when entered was accepted on
boot by hitting shift+2 (american combination)
I also tried this by entering a password with a £ sign (shift 3 on UK
keyboard - which would be a # on a US keyboard)
When entering password on boot, entering the password with the # key
rather than the £ key worked.
In summary - when entering password for encrypting system, keyboard is
set as a US keyboard layout, which differs from that when booting to
enter the password if it is changed in a later step.
Proposed solution: Move the keyboard selection / Locale Setup before
any input boxes. (espescially those where you can't see the contents
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
Date: Fri Sep 7 14:40:18 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120905.2)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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