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[Bug 553400] Re: No keyboard with init=/bin/bash


Jeroen T. Vermeulen, this bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't
been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an
issue? If so, could you please test for this with the latest development
release of Ubuntu? ISO images are available from
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ .

If it remains an issue, could you please run the following command in
the development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, could you please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

where VERSION-NUMBER is the version number of the kernel you tested. For example:

This can be done by clicking on the yellow circle with a black pencil icon next to the word Tags located at the bottom of the bug description. As well, please remove the tag:

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the following tags:

As well, please remove the tag:

Once testing of the upstream kernel is complete, please mark this bug's
Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  No keyboard with init=/bin/bash

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I've upgraded from Karmic to Lucid and am trying to deal with an ext4
  fs problem.  Under karmic, I would boot into a shell where I could run
  a manual fsck.  But now I get stuck at the graphical boot screen,
  without access to a shell.

  When I try to force booting into a shell using "init=/bin/bash" on the
  kernel command line in grub, I get an "inappropriate ioctl for device"
  error followed by the usual shell prompt.  However the system  does
  not respond to any keys I press.

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