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Bug#301735: inst. report: RC3 businesscard (kernel 2.6) on sparc64: kb failure

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 13:58:36 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:

>On Monday 28 March 2005 01:59, Herbert Kaminski wrote:
>> after reboot the keyboard mapping was so wrong that I was unable to continue.
>> I have a SUN 5c keyboard, german layout.
>For the target system, you selected a 2.6 kernel. Because of changes in 
>the input layer, 2.6 kernels no longer use arch specific keymaps, but 
>always use general PC keymaps.
>It is possible to correct this problem by logging in over SSH 

How that? sshd is not yet running after reboot...

>and running 'dpkg-reconfigure console-data'.
>Alternatively, don't switch kernels during the installation (but you will 
>run into the same problem if you upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6 kernel later).

Essentially this means: no 2.6 kernel for Sun?
This looks like an errata item. Maybe it is already? I know there 
is a list of errata, I was just too stupid to find it...

>Alternatively, use the netboot installation method with a 2.6 kernel which 
>will let you select the correct keymap right from the start.

Going to try this tomorrow.

Thanks for your comments

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