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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:
>> while the first stage went very smooth, after reboot the
>> keyboard mapping was so wrong that I was unable to continue.
>> I have a SUN 5c keyboard, german layout.
>It is possible to correct this problem by logging in over SSH and running 
>'dpkg-reconfigure console-data'.

I thought an installation with a serial console might circumvent
the problem, as serial consoles don't use keymaps. However,
after reboot the system hangs even before it shows the first 
menu. No difference if I choose a 2.6 kernel from the beginning
or install the default first and upgrade to 2.6 later.

So, currently, netbooting seems indeed to be the only way to
get a 2.6 sparc kernel.


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