I’m installing openSuSE 12.2 x86_64 DVD on a headless Supermicro server X8DTU-F using the remote console with keyboard/video/mouse redirection and virtual media connection.
On powerup, the DVD is recognised as the boot device and the first menu appears with Boot from hard disk, installation, check media, etc. At this point, the keyboard is active and I can select F2 to change to a UK keyboard layout, and F3 to change to a text mode install (I’ve also tried this with default resolution, no KMS with the same result). The kernel loads and startup correctly, then it probes for a terminal, and the initial licence screen appears. At this point, the keyboard does not respond. Starting the install with the default resolution or no KMS has the same result and the mouse does not respond either. I cannot proceed past this point with no keyboard or mouse.
The remote keyboard is plugged into a standard KVM running on a Windows 7 (sorry!) machine. Note that the remote keyboard works fine in the first part of the install selecting installation, language, etc. It only stops working once the Yast licence screen is displayed.
My previous post with the stty message could be a red herring (i.e. nothing to do with this problem) of course.