Subject: Re: port-i386/21436: i386 boot blocks can not be compiled with proper keymap
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/17/2003 11:53:23
> Booting an i386 with a non-US keyboard layout gives you the wrong keyboard
> mapping at the "boot" prompt.

The i386 bootblocks actually depend on the BIOS getting the keyboard
layout right.  It doesn't, in itself, do a scancode => ascii translation.

I agree that there could be serious problems especially on an azerty keyboard.

I might think about doing something about it.
Maybe just map the ascii codes about!

I'll check how my uk keyboard behaves later.


David Laight: