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SubjectRe: kernel not willing to uncompress without keyboard
I have a feeling that its the empty_8042 routine in arch/i386/boot/setup.S
that's causing you problems.... without a keyboard attached, some
controllers will hang there, sadly. If you feel brave, take a look in
setup.S around lines 598 (where we enable a20) and 783 (the empty_8042
routine itself) and see if you can get rid of those calls to empty_8042
or otherwise screw around in there so that it doesn't wait forever to
empty the controller's buffers.
Chris Noe
(stiker@northlink.com)

On Tue, 14 Dec 1999, Thierry Danis wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> We have a problem making Linux booting when the keyboard (i386) is removed.
> We have of course already done that on a few machines here without
> trouble, but this machine is hanging just after LILO says "Loading linux...".
>
> I guess that the kernel is properly loaded, but it does not even show
> any indication that it is starting to uncompress itself.
>
> With the keyboard, everything is OK.
>
> What could happen ? What kind of information could I provide ?
> It has to be said that the machine is not a standard PC, but instead
> a little packaged box.
>
> Any information would be useful, since we did not expect to have any
> trouble with that, and we have to ship the box tomorrow !
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> A+,
> --
> Thierry Danis
> Poste : 53 53 danis@spmo.sagem.fr
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