Solaris 10 Installation Guide for IBM BladeCenter Servers

6474277: Cannot Complete Installation of Solaris OS on Some IBM BladeCenter Servers Due to Keyboard Input Failure

Description: The bug impacts systems that have PCI Express capabilities, such as the IBM BladeCenter LS21, LS41, and HS21 servers. Solaris PCI support causes a problem whereby USB interrupts are not handled as expected. In particular, USB Host controllers on these systems do not support Memory-Mapped PCI Configuration Space (MCFG) accesses, by default. As a result, the keyboard input stops functioning during the installation phase, which causes the installation to fail.

Workaround: Before installing the Solaris 10 11/06 release, you need to create a new installation image. This installation image contains patch 125034, which also requires the installation of two additional patches, 123840-04 and 118855-36. For step-by-step instructions, see Troubleshooting the Solaris 10 11/06 Installation on IBM BladeCenter LS21, LS41, and HS21 Servers.

Alternatively, install at least the Solaris 10 8/07 OS.