Subject: port-i386/21436: i386 boot blocks can not be compiled with proper keymap
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/03/2003 11:13:00
>Synopsis: i386 boot blocks can not be compiled with proper keymap
>Arrival-Date: Sat May 03 09:14:00 UTC 2003
>Originator: Martin Husemann
>Release: NetBSD 1.6R
System: NetBSD night-porter.duskware.de 1.6R NetBSD 1.6R (PORTER) #3: Sat Apr 12 20:26:22 CEST 2003 email@example.com:/mnt/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/PORTER i386
Booting an i386 with a non-US keyboard layout gives you the wrong keyboard
mapping at the "boot" prompt. This differs for example from UltraSPARCs, where
you have the proper keyboard layout at the firmware level already.
The difference is obvious, and it's comparing apples and oranges, sure.
Nevertheless I think it's a good idea to give the user the "right" layout
for his keyboard as early as possible.
Allow building keyboard maps (optionally) into /boot