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Old 11-19-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
AnthonyJAttard
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Boot Problems - USB Legacy


Hi,

I have a USB Wireless Microsoft Natural Keyboard and Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2. With Fedora Core 2 I was able to get these working with no problems if I turned on the BIOS setting to use Legacy USB.

But if I do that and leave the keyboard and mouse on USB port I cannot use the keyboard in Grub to dual boot with Windows.

Now I have done a clean upgrade and the legacy setting stops the boot process at udev:

Initialising Hardware
storage network audio

It hangs at "audio" and I have to reset the PC and turn off the Use Legacy USB Setting in the BIOS and I moved my keyboard and mouse to the PS2 port so I can use Grub to choose between Linux and Windows.

I am not sure how to fix this.

Regards

Anthony
 
Old 11-26-2004, 01:19 AM   #2
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are you saying the FC2 boot is ok and the Mdk boot is not?

then its possible that your kernel for mdk does not have usb compiled in. I don't have usb so I can't be sure but if you kept your /boot/config files for fc2 and compare to mdk you make find differences??

2) it is not clear what boot loader you successfully used with FC?
 
Old 11-26-2004, 03:12 AM   #3
AnthonyJAttard
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Hi aus9,

I needed to update my profile - I have moved from Mandrake back to Fedora 2 and now upgraded to Fedora 3.

I had no problem booting with Mandrake 10.0 (Grub) or Fedora 2 (Grub) with "Legacy USB" set on in my BIOS and the keyboard and mouse on the usb port.

The problem is with Fedora 3 and now with Kernel 2.6.9-1.681_FC3.i686. I have tried different boot options in Grub 0.95 - including apic=off, apic=ht etc, but the problem persists.

In addition, in a purely console session I keep getting key not recognised messages and something about using setkey to define the keycode. It makes getting Nvidia drivers installed a pain. I'll have to learn more about this to solve it - thanks Microsoft :-(.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 04:41 AM   #4
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you may want to look at your /etc directory for files that may be called termcap
also have a bo peep at
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO...ole-HOWTO.html

I haven't had any trouble myself so will leave you to have a look.

if that fails maybe your usb stuff in kernel is still the issue?
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks aus9 for the advice, I'll have a good look and see what I can learn.
 
  


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