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Re: Keyboard on SunBlade 100 finally working?

On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 12:43 -0500, tom scott wrote:

> > Do you mean it really 'just works' now? After booting, you get the 
> > language menu and can select the proper language? Console switching works 
> > too? No problems during or after keyboard selection?
> I can "Choose language" (English), then "Choose country or
> region" (United States), then "Select a keyboard layout" (American
> English). Then a screen/window titled "Detecting hardware to find CD-ROM
> drivers" and a progress bar, then it displays "Your installation CD-ROM
> couldn't be mounted. This probably means that the CD-ROM was not in the
> drive. If so you can insert it andd try again. Try again to mount the
> CD-ROM? <Yes> <No>". At this point the behavior of the keys is wrong,
> which indicates as you say, the keyboard problem. The Return key selects
> <No> and the Enter key selects <Yes>. The Control key acts like it's a
> selecting key (like Return and Enter usually are). And so on.

Frans, I don't have access to the Blade 100 so I'm replying to an
earlier message to at least keep this in the thread. You asked about
trying different combinations of keyboards and things like that. I
remember there was a list of keyboard types, like Sun, AT, USB and
something like "No keyboard to configure". It was that last choice that
works best. However the CD-ROM detection routine fails and that's where
I stop. Can you tell me, What does the No Keyboard option do? Is it
possible that the default is the correct one for the Sun Type 6 USB

One other point: after I shutdown Solaris and rebooted from the sarge
CD, I got the following messages in the frame buffer:

RAMDISK: Couldn't find valid RAM disk image starting at 0.
Freeing initrd memory: 2969k freed
cramfs: wrong magic
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 00:00
  Press L1-A to return to the boot prom

I assume that L1-A on my keyboard is Stop-A, but it didn't respond at
all. I had to power down and up with the hardware button and then tried
to boot with the rescue mode, but it failed too. I power cycled and used
the RC2 CD to boot, hoping that it would put the system in a state that
would at least allow the current build CD (2005-03-10) to boot. After
power cycling I booted from the current build CD; there was no ramdisk
problem and no kernel panic. However, the usual problem with the CD-ROM
detection occurred.

What driver could be used for the cdrom? Can I download it somewhere and
install it from a floppy while running the image from the CD?

-- TT

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