Re: help - vanishing keyboard
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:04:21 -0500
Douglas Tutty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 21, 2006 at 10:24:37AM +0100, sferriol wrote:
> > Chris Dunn a ?crit :
> > >I'm trying (hard) to install Testing or Etch on a Stylistic 3500 tablet.
> > >
> > >Sarge installed successfully, but I'm having problems with the boot /
> > >root diskettes on Testing / Etch.
> > >
> > >The Stylistic has an external Fujitsu floppy drive connected, and I
> > >have a USB keyboard connected.
> > >
> > etch installer uses 2.6 kernel instead of sarge (2.4)
> > and the 2.6 kernel is really bigger than 2.4 so we can not put usb
> > keyboard drivers on the boot floppy.
> > So etch installer with floppies does not longer support usb keyboard and
> > usb floppy driver, sorry :(
> > may be we will try to find a solution but i think it will be after etch
> > release
> > for you, the only solution is to install a minimal sarge and after
> > upgrade to etch
> Does the tablet have a serial port which you could use as a serial
> console (using either a terminal or other computer) for the install?
Thanks for the input, but no serial port.
The box has an onboard network card, but unfortunately the card is only
accessible when connected to the separate dock which I lack.