2650 Silly question

David B.Peterson dave at blaze.com
Tue May 25 12:15:00 CDT 2004


Why is this even an option?  And if it does need to be an option, why 
is the default to fault?  How many 2650's (or any/all dell rack 
servers) has an administrative requirement for a keyboard before 
booting?

-Dave


> In the F2 set up the second option from the bottom is Keyboard Report
> Errors
>
> Report Keyboard Errors - Enables or disables reporting of keyboard
> errors during the POST. This option is useful when applied to
> self-starting or host systems that have no permanently attached
> keyboard. In these situations, selecting Do Not Report suppresses all
> error messages relating to the keyboard or keyboard controller during
> POST. This setting does not affect the operation of the keyboard itself
> if a keyboard is attached to the system.
>
> If you disable this it should take care of your issue.
>
>
> Jason Mick
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at dell.com] On Behalf Of John Logsdon
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 3:29 AM
> To: Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com
> Subject: 2650 Silly question
>
> This is so silly!
>
> When rebooting a 2650 remotely using the RAC, if I don't have a 
> keyboard
> plugged in it faults on an error.
>
> I can't see where in the BIOS this can be disabled.
>
> Question:  Other than leaving a keyboard permanently plugged in and
> therefore in the way in the rack, is there any way of suppressing this?
>
> Or have I just not spotted the setting?
>
> TIA
>
> John
>
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