Subject: Re: Inverted boot problem for a Mac Mini
To: Johan Ihren <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/07/2007 00:38:18
On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 10:43:11PM +0100, Johan Ihren wrote:
> Speaking of which, has anyone pondered adding support for USB  
> keyboards to the NetBSD bootmanager? I.e. in a year or two PS/2  
> keyboard ports on new motherboards will be rare and then the only way  
> to communicate with the boot loader will be via USB support. And my  
> recent experience has sort of sensitized me to how frustrating it is  
> not to be able to affect boot device, boot order, options or anything  
> until the OS is up and running.

The i386 mbr_bootsel will never directly support anything the BIOS doesn't.

The /boot program has less strict size constraints, but I suspect they
exclude a USB stack.


David Laight: