[arch-releng] [RFC] Adding keymap remap support at syslinux stage for archiso

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Fri Sep 2 00:33:18 EDT 2011


I am working on this now, the support is very basic, but I think the 
most important symbols are remapped.

I created a scripts that generated *.ktl files from [kbd] package using 
keytab-lilo. I also patch this program in this script, so can use map 
thats needs unicode.


In some cases we have:
     * two maps versions one non-unicode and other unicode.
     * Non-unicode and other unicode but them are the same (keep with one)
     * one map non-unicode only
     * one map unicode only
     * nothing because conversion fails.

The script also makes syslinux submenus (in a really basic way, no fancy 
titles), also converts filenames to be more ISO-9660 friendly.

So the steps to implements this are:
     * Make a package from generated files from the script.
     * Install this package in build.sh
     * Copy kbdmap/ directory (from installed package) to syslinux/ 
     * Add to syslinux.cfg these lines:
   MENU LABEL Change Keyboard Map
   INCLUDE kbdmap/kbdmap.cfg

After you selected the desired keymap, syslinux drops to boot: prompt, 
just hitting enter, returns to main menu (do in this way for now, at 
least at this moment I can not find a way that does not reset keyboard 

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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