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


As far as I'm concerned we can just close this bug.  It's been more than
3½ years, and I think I've seen it working in the meantime (if probably
on different hardware).

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  No keyboard with init=/bin/bash

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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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