Installing FreeBSD 6.0 on IBM BladeCenter HS20
stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Tue Feb 28 22:41:03 PST 2006
On Wed, 01 Mar 2006, Damian Gerow wrote:
> Thus spake Stacey Roberts (stacey at vickiandstacey.com) [28/02/06 14:00]:
> : > Thus spake Axel S. Gruner (asg at suedfactoring.com) [28/02/06 05:22]:
> : > : go to boot loader prompt and type:
> : > :
> : > : unset acpi_load
> : > : load ispfw
> : > : load isp
> : > : set hint.atkbd.0.disabled="1"
> : > : boot
> : > :
> : > : With these options i am able to boot the installation cd, also the keyboard is
> : > : working and, surprise surprise, with "load ispfw" i see also the drives in
> : > : the SAN (LUNs).
> : >
> : > Do isp/ispfw do any funkiness with the keyboard? Even when booting with
> : > hint.atkbd.0.disabled="1", my keyboard still doesn't work.
> : If the above procedure from Axel doesn't work for you, what exactly are you seeing at the moment. Does the keyboard
> : still "stop working" after sysinstal loads?
> Correct. I suspect it stops working earlier, though.
> (I wish the chassis' had a serial port.)
> I've just been playing with various aspects of the above, as well as a few
> other things, and what I'm seeing is that as soon as control is passed to
> the kernel, all keyboard LEDs stop working. They resume working when the
> keyboard is detected -- which it is, and seemingly accurately -- but the
> system doesn't respond to any key presses.
> I've tried with and without ACPI, with and without ispfw, disabling atkbd,
> setting atkbdc flags to 0x1, etc. The USB hub is detected, and both the
> keyboard and mouse are detected, but I have no control over the system
Sorry for asking the obvious here, but exactly what type (make / protocols) of keyboard are you using for the
> I'd love to at least pull a boot -v from the system, but I have no way right
> now to get at it.
> - Damian
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