misc/106091: Keyboard disabled at mountroot> prompt
ru at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 1 00:20:45 PST 2006
The following reply was made to PR misc/106091; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Ruslan Ermilov <ru at FreeBSD.org>
To: Jed Donnelley <jed at nersc.gov>
Cc: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: misc/106091: Keyboard disabled at mountroot> prompt
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 11:17:55 +0300
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On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 06:23:39PM -0800, Jed Donnelley wrote:
> At 06:17 PM 11/30/2006, Ruslan Ermilov <ru at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 08:42:48PM +0000, Jed Donnelley wrote:
> >> In the process of setting up a gmirror I messed up my fstab.
> >> When the boot process couldn't find a / to mount it dropped to the:
> >> mountroot>
> >> prompt. However, I found at that point that keyboard input was not
> >> accepted. I ended up having to start a system from a CD in "rescue"
> >> mode, mount the / file system from the hard drive and edit /etc/fstab
> >> that way.
> >Was it observed over a serial console?
> No, KVM. Is there some reason that facility is only available over
> a serial console? The output displayed properly on the monitor
> and of course with a proper boot off a CD or HD the keyboard input
> worked properly.
There was a bug in this area when using a serial console which I've
found and worked around it, hence asking. I hoped it was with a
serial console, but now that I reread your post... with a serial
console it was different -- the input would be accepted but ignored,
like if you just pressed <Enter> without entring anything.
ru at FreeBSD.org
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