IBM Blade Center - FreeBSD on HS20 type MTM 8832/N1X

John Nielsen lists at
Thu Dec 29 08:36:04 PST 2005

On Thursday 29 December 2005 11:06 am, Andrea Brancatelli wrote:
> Alle 16:29, giovedì 29 dicembre 2005, hai scritto:
> > >Here's the symptoms... when booting from CD the CD boots regulary, then
> > > the "searching for Kernel" part comes in, the whirl starts spinning and
> > > everything stop. I mean, it doesn't stop, it keeps spinning and
> > > spinning and spinning and spinning, but without doing anything. If I
> > > take the CD out of the drive it returns and error complaining it can't
> > > find the Kernel and asking me where it should look for it.
> >
> > Are you sure it's not USB?
> > We have a LS20 blade-center and the whole media-bay (where floppy and
> > cdrom live) and the KVM are connected via USB - it's even USB1.1, so
> > installling something from CDROM is dead-slow (in addition, the
> > brain-dead java remote-console together with this USB-CDROM-crazyness
> > makes remote-installation of RHEL3+4 impossible...).
> Yes, you are right, it's a USB CD-Rom I mistakenly tought it was SCSI.
> Anyhow I got behind the CD Rom problem, now I'm trying to figure out how to
> be able to use the keyboard when Sysinstall starts... :-(

Try doing this from a loader prompt:

set hint.atkbdc.0.disabled="1"

(Disabling the keyboard controller).  This helped me get FreeBSD 6 installed 
on a USB-only Compaq Tablet PC (TC1000).


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