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Thank you. Currently, I have two options on how to hook the mic:
1) via headset.
2) I have an external Blue Yeti large USB table mic.
Once I download an image for the exam I'll test both options to see if they work.
When using your laptop with the integrated keyboard and touchpad/trackpoint external and wired keyboard and mouse are not needed.
I got that from the system requirements on page 3 of the [remote exam guide](https://www.redhat.com/rhdc/managed-files/tr-remote-exams-preparation-ebook-f27382-202103-en_2.pdf).
As I understand from old posts, during the remote exam I can drink coffee and water also eat some small snacks which the proctor is aware of them. But I couldn't find any information about smoking cigarettes. With informing proctor can I smoke cigarettes during exam or smoking only permitted at break time?
Issue with booting exam USB.
I've downloaded the exam USB from the link in my schedule confirmation email twice, matched the sha256sum of the isos, burned to two different USB sticks using both Image Writer and dd but I am unable to boot the image on any of 3 PCs.
I inspected the usb in my and found a valid GPT layout:
# fdisk -l /dev/sdc
GPT PMBR size mismatch (4823449 != 120963071) will be corrected by write.
The backup GPT table is not on the end of the device.
Disk /dev/sdc: 57.68 GiB, 61933092864 bytes, 120963072 sectors
Disk model: USB DISK 3.0
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: gpt
Disk identifier: 05EEA806-02AF-4C16-9AD0-96DC5D1798BC
Device Start End Sectors Size Type
/dev/sdc1 2048 4095 2048 1M BIOS boot
/dev/sdc2 4096 106495 102400 50M EFI System
/dev/sdc3 106496 413695 307200 150M Linux filesystem
/dev/sdc4 413696 3895295 3481600 1.7G Linux filesystem
with the 4th partition being encrypted:
# cryptsetup isLuks /dev/sdc4
# echo $?
To validate that this is not my hardware I created a new RHEL9 USB using the same Image Writer on the same laptop and was able to install from that.
Any advice here would be greatly appreciated.
Can you describe what happens when you boot the exam image? Is it a blank screen or do you see some activity on the screen? If you do see some activity, what were the messages?
Finally, can you provide the hardware specs of the laptop/desktops you are booting the image from?
Thanks for asking! I ended up talking to a really nice person in Support who was willing to look at a video of what was going wrong and help me understand that I was running into a collision with Secure Boot on my laptop which I had skimmed over in the prep documentation <SHAME> once I took care of that I was fine.