On Dec 07, Blaz Zupan wrote:
> 1. No FreeBSD version boots from CD on this box. Tried with 4.x and 5.x.
> Both complain that they can't find their own boot device and don't know how to
> load the kernel. There are some signs that booting from any USB connected
> CDROM on any hardware is broken.
I'm curious as to the output of lsdev from the loader. Though
I doubt I can help you.
> 2. The more troubling problem is that upon bootup the keyboard does not work.
> The problem is that there are actually two USB keyboards. The first one is
> apparently some dummy device connected to the KVM while the second is the
> working keyboard. Logging in through the network and running "kbdcontrol -k
> /dev/kbd2" activates the keyboard. The problem is that only a single keyboard
> can be active at any time in FreeBSD and on boot the first detected keyboard
> becomes active. As the first USB keyboard on the Bladecenter is not actually
> connected anywhere, the keyboard is basically dead as soon as the FreeBSD
> kernel takes over. The box does not have any serial ports, so a serial console
> is out of the question.
You could stick a kbdcontrol -k /dev/kbd2 in rc.local or
something similiar. Or you could try (warning, wild guess) the
following in the boot loader
We peer so suspiciously at each other that we cannot see
that we Canadians are standing on the mountaintop of human
wealth, freedom and privilege.
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau