During today's installfest we had a system with keyboard issues. The specific details were this: An ASUS laptop E200H, ubuntu 17.04 with gnome, and an encrypted hard drive. The system booted up to the screen where it requests the disk encryption password. At this point in time, the system did not allow the use of the laptop's keyboard. It did however recognize an external USB keyboard.
This Saturday, January 28, 2016, The Sierra Vista team has successfully conducted its first installfest.
This note describes how to overcome an installation problem we had in today's installfest. The system would not boot from the hard disk, and when trying to boot from a USB stick, we received a message saying: alloc magic is broken at 0xxxxxx.
What finally worked was this: In the BIOS setup, select UEFI boot and enable secure boot!.
Then boot into the USB grub menu.
Canonical is looking for support engineers in their western north America region.
Please note that today's installfest has been moved to Gangplank in Chandler
260 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85225
Free Public parking just across the street next to Circle K.
If you are living in Arizona and you have a PI outside, you might want to keep an eye on its temperature. It might get a bit hot, and you might need to know how far you can push the PI before it starts acting funny...
So here is a recipe for doing this.