Installing 5.2-BETA on a Ultra 10

Morten Rodal morten at
Mon Dec 22 06:36:56 PST 2003

On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 02:47:26PM -0600, Tillman Hodgson wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 20, 2003 at 02:08:17PM +0100, Morten Rodal wrote:
> > This might be a stupid question, but how do I get install FreeBSD
> > 5.2-BETA (miniinst.iso) on a Ultra 10?  After booting the CD I get
> > 5 choices for console settings, of which none work.  None of the
> > arrow keys, so my options are pretty much limited to "Usage"
> > (via select) and "Exit installation".
> > 
> > Is there something I'm missing?
> Either use a serial terminal rather than the console, or use the 'n' and
> 'p' keys (next and previous) instead of arrow keys and live with the
> console quirks.

Are you sure that 'n' and 'p' are the correct keys?  The only keys I
have been able to get to work are the space, tab and enter keys.  All
the others seem to have no effect what so ever.  The NetBSD's sparc64
iso got the keyboard to work, is there a console driver or similar
that can be ported?

As for the serial console, I am not quite sure how to do it.

Morten Rodal

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