Keyboard Mapping

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Keyboard Mapping

Postby Rhotull » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:47 pm

Using Bootit NG, ther was a way to remap keyboard keys, by using a special bootitng.kbm file

Using Bootit BM, this file doesn't seem to be recognized by the makedisk program.

How to remap keyborad keys (azerty keyboard here) to use with bootit BM ?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Keyboard Mapping

Postby TeraByte Support » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:34 pm

There currently isn't one. The plan is to use
ftp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/KBMAPIT.ZIP where they are already patched
for various keyboards. Basically if you download that, you an patch the
file to remap the scancodes and have it load in the tbosboot.str file.

"Rhotull" wrote in message news:378@public.bootitbm...

Using Bootit NG, ther was a way to remap keyboard keys, by using a special
bootitng.kbm file

Using Bootit BM, this file doesn't seem to be recognized by the makedisk
program.

How to remap keyborad keys (azerty keyboard here) to use with bootit BM ?

Thanks in advance
Rhotull

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Re: Keyboard Mapping

Postby Rhotull » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:08 am

Hello,

I downloaded the ftp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/KBMAPIT.ZIP file.
It seems I have to modify the kbmapit.com file. Should be easy enough.

But how can I then modify Bootit BM to include the kbmapit.com in the installation CD (iso file) and
TeraByte Support wrote:have it load in the tbosboot.str file
?

Thanks,
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Re: Keyboard Mapping

Postby TeraByte Support » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:29 am

If you want it on the CD you'd have to modify the makedisk.cfg file to
include the line kbmapit.com after the mouse driver (mouse.com). It doesn't
uninstall from resident memory right now either, but from what I recall the
TBOS unload for boot resets int 15h (or used to) - basically untested
currently. If it gave you a problem after installing, you could use edit
file in bibm to edit the tbosboot.str file and remove it.

"Rhotull" wrote in message news:397@public.bootitbm...

Hello,

I downloaded the href="ftp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/KBMAPIT.ZIP">ftp://www.terabyteunlimited.com/KBMAPIT.ZIP file.
It seems I have to modify the kbmapit.com file. Should be easy enough.

But how can I then modify Bootit BM to include the kbmapit.com in the
installation CD (iso file) and [quote="TeraByte
Support":2jcvolih]have it load in the tbosboot.str
file[/quote:2jcvolih] ?

Thanks,
Rhotull

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Re: Keyboard Mapping

Postby Rhotull » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:02 pm

Hello,

Well it doesn't work.

What I did :
- Add KBMAPIT.COM (unchanged to begin with) in bootitBM partition
- Modify tbosboot.str to include a line with KBMAPIT.COM between MOUSE.COM and BOOTITBM

Result :
- PC Hangs after choosing a menu item (black screen, cursor blinking top left, keyboard not responding, even to CTRL+ALT+DEL)

So I had to use BIBM text editor to edit tbosboot.str back. THAT works :P

Furthermore, I tried editing KBMAPIT.COM to swap some values, based on what KBMAP did to create the bootitng.kbm file. It doesn't work well either, the modification do not swap the "right" keys. So even if the hanging issue is solved, I will need an "azerty ready" KBMAPIT.COM, as I don't know how to customize it myself.

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