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Old 11-05-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Replacing GRUB


hi, I have win xp and ubuntu on my machine. the problem is that GRUB doesn't support my bluetooth keyboard when booting my computer. I just want to know how I can use another boot program instead of GRUB so that my keyboard be able to move between options when booting computer. Thanks
 
Old 11-06-2006, 01:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by mohtasham1983
hi, I have win xp and ubuntu on my machine. the problem is that GRUB doesn't support my bluetooth keyboard when booting my computer. I just want to know how I can use another boot program instead of GRUB so that my keyboard be able to move between options when booting computer. Thanks
Look in your computer BIOS for an option like "Keyboard legacy mode" and enable it. (Hint: press F2 or Del while your computer is doing it's memory count)
 
Old 11-06-2006, 03:45 AM   #3
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My keyboard doesn't work at all in boot, so when i press Delete or F2 it doesn't go to BIOS setup. Seems I lost my linux as I made Windows as the default one.
I can switch to linux only by using ubuntu live CD which takes ages to boot.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 08:54 AM   #4
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1) choosing linux as O/S from boot

may I suggest editing the grub "menu.lst", making your linux the default system?

load into your live OS and edit the file /boot/grub/menu.lst

...this way you will not need a keyboard to choose linux from grub menu.

the official grub page is at www gnu org

2) keyboard not recognized by BIOS

can you borrow or otherwise acquire a ps2 keyboard for getting into BIOS?

(fyi> www dot SYSOPT dot com : thread 188809: Subject: USB Keyboard Problem)

Indeed, non-ps/2 keyboard can be a nightmare to use, I myself have switched back to ps2 after similar issues.


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wishing you a speedy resolution

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:35 AM   #5
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I think he wants a way to CHOOSE the OS from the grub menu on bootup.
EDIT: OOPS--mattymatty was addressing the issue--me reading too fast.....

First time I've seen this issue--I wonder if there is a generic issue with wireless keyboards?

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
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Is there any way to disable GRUB so that I can boot using windows boot program and then enable keyboard lagency mode?
 
Old 11-08-2006, 04:37 AM   #7
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Perhaps you could try loadlin which boots linux from windows. Loadlin is well described in the slackware book. It was the first boot manager I used and as far as I remember was easy tos et up.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 07:04 PM   #8
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Laptop dual boot

I am going to install ubuntu edgy on my laptop so that I will have a dual boot machine again. But I am afraid I will not be able to use my laptop keyboard to move between options in GRUB. Do you think such problem may occur for a laptop keyboard?
 
Old 11-11-2006, 09:28 AM   #9
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I am going to install ubuntu edgy on my laptop so that I will have a dual boot machine again. But I am afraid I will not be able to use my laptop keyboard to move between options in GRUB. Do you think such problem may occur for a laptop keyboard?
I don't know why it would...
In fact, I have been impressed at how easily Kubuntu installed on my laptop---EVERYthing seems to work right out of the box
 
  


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