I've got an old Compaq machine re-purposed as a Home NAS using Nas4free. I've had it connected up to a monitor and keyboard (PS/2) for a while, (which boots fine, no issues) but I would like to have it boot and run with no peripherals.
However when I remove the keyboard, it never gets past the bootloader screen. Specifically, this is what it says:
- FreeBSD/x86 boot Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader boot: 7
Now I've been through the BIOS settings, there isn't an option to not check for a keyboard, nor is there an option to not halt on error.
I should mention that I was originally running FreeNAS 8, however due to issues with plugins and the like I've moved to nas4Free (the old FreeNAS 7). This issue was not present using FreeNAS 8.
- Nas4free version 9.1.01 (based on FreeBSD 9.1 RELEASE) See here
- x86 Pentium III, 800mhz
- 512 MB RAM
Am I on the right track, is this a "your keyboard must be connected" issue, or is it something else? Is there a possible workaround?