Installation troubles / Indigo2
Hi, all. I'm having trouble getting debian-mips booted/installed on my
Indigo2 R4.4K. I finally ironed out the tftp and bootp troubles, and
I've gotten the install kernel to boot. When the initial install screen
comes up, though, all the linedraw characters are replaced with funky
extended-ASCII symbols, and console input is completely shot. I mean, I
can't get it to respond in the slightest. None of the keys work, and
finally I have to reboot the Indigo2 to get a response out of it again.
I don't know whether or not it's contributing to whatever the problem
is, but I'm using Hyperterminal on a Windows laptop to connect to the
Indigo2. I know it's sub-optimal, but the laptop belongs to work, and it
needs to remain loaded with Windows.
I spent a while telling Hyperterminal to use VT100 emulation, then
various forms of ANSI and other, odder things, and none of them are
getting me console input. I finally tried Autodetect, which seems to
sort of work, up to the point where the keyboard stops responding again.
I also tried switching serial handshaking to Xon/Xoff, which the Indigo2
really doesn't like very much.
Any help at all would be appreciated.