Accessing a tty during installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server via VMware vsphere
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMware Service Pack 3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
Vmware vsphere Windows client
For several purposes (e.g. troubleshooting installation, access to kernel messages or log files) it is necessary to access a tty during installation the installation of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server via VMware vsphere client. The default keys to release keyboard and mouse from a VM is set to CTRL+ALT which is also needed to access a tty from the graphical installation environment. When attempting to access a tty using e.g. CTRL+ALT+F2 the VM releases the keyboard/mouse instead of switching to the desired tty.
Boot the installation in textmode using
This will allow switching to a tty using ALT+Fx instead of CTRL+ALT+Fx.
The vsphere client does not allow reassignment of this hotkey function to a different key combination.
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- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
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