Bill Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On some Dells, there is a BIOS option to boot with "USB legacy support"
> (or some similar wording) or without USB support at all. Having the
> correct setting is pivotal to getting the USB keyboard to work. The
> correct setting varies from model to model. What fun.
I didn't see any option like this on my Dimension 9150. :-(
> Additionally, sometimes escaping the boot loader and setting
> hint.atkbd.0.flags="0x1" is still required on some hardware (even with
I'll look into this.
> That might be faster ... get a FreeSBIE disk.
Tried this, very nice LiveCD. But I couldn't figure out how to get it
to see and then mount my SATA disk partition so I could fix its
/etc/fstab. Perhaps I missed something, but the
/scripts/mount_disks.sh didn't seem to find the hard drives.
Alex Zbyslaw <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> The FreeBSD installation CD will also do just fine with fixit shell.
> Any CD from 5.X onwards should mount UFS2 partitions even if you are
> running some later OS version. Given your USB trouble, a 5.X CD might
> even be preferred since it has the boot option you want.
Since I couldn't figure out how to get FreeSBIE to mount the hard
drives, I started downloading the FreeBSD-6.1 install CDs. While
waiting, I got the dead box to boot over the net from my main box
(which boots a small diskless box I run in the kitchen). That at
least brought it up to the point where I could ssh into the box then
fix the /etc/fstab.
Kinda round-about but it worked. :-)
Erik Nørgaard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> The keyboard usually works on the boot menu as the bios is in control.
> So, exit the menu to load the kernel modules you need, usb, ukbd and
> uhid I think should do. Then boot into single user mode.
I tried this, but when it started to boot it said the modules were
already installed and then hung at the point where it sees "atkbdc0".
> For next time, this happens, I suggest you build a kernel with usb
> keyboard support built in. I think the GENERIC kernel now supports usb
> keyboards by default, which explains why the boot option has been removed.
I'll check to make sure my custom kernel has this.
Thanks to everyone for your help.
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