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Old 08-24-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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Help - FreeBSD 5.2.1 install on Sun Sparc Ultra 5 keyboard issue


I'm trying to install FreeBSD v5.2.1 on a Sun Ultra 5 w/ a Sun type 5C keyboard. When I do a STOP+A then BOOT CDROM, the installer does load and prompt me for a few install types (ANSI / VT100 / Xterm), but when I choose ANY of these options it brings up a text based menu installer, and I can not choose any menu options. The cursor keys do not work, and reminds me of the old C=64 days when the keyboard map was incorrect. Is there something I need to change in OpenBoot so that I can use the keyboard properly during this install?

Any help would be appreciated.

Tx - Rainman1976
Old 08-24-2004, 02:51 PM   #2
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FreeBSD for SPARC (as of 5.2.1) will not install from the screen/keyboard, you must use the serial port.
A well know issues often posted on the mailling lists.

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