Subject: Re: port-i386/21436: i386 boot blocks can not be compiled with proper keymap
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
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: firstname.lastname@example.org