install freebsd 5.1 on HP ia64 rx2600 fail

Marcel Moolenaar marcel at
Thu Nov 6 22:37:25 PST 2003

On Fri, Nov 07, 2003 at 01:50:46PM +0800, sun wienne wrote:
> use keyboard select from cdrom boot
> load kernel
> then system check all device ,network , hd ,mouse(usb)found,  
> keyboard(usb)found
> at install menu, keboard input fail,   any key invalidation , but <Caps 
> Lock>
> i change sun keyboard ,othen usb keyboard  , also input invalidation
> i buy a <usb-ps2 keyboard-mouse> line ,link a ps2 keyboard ,  try ,,too 
> invalidation
> who know this why ?   how to fix ?

We cannot have a console (i.e. VGA and keyboard) on ia64 because our
console code is PC specific. We probe USB devices, including keyboards,
but we cannot use them yet.

> how make a freebsd 5.1 iso file to install, allow boot message send to 
> serial(ttyd0)

Boot the kernel with -s.

 Marcel Moolenaar	  USPA: A-39004		 marcel at

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