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Last night I wanted to test the CD for installing College Linux I made . The first thing you are asked is to configure the Keyboard. Last night I did this no problem . It was late so I quit the install. Now I am getting to the Keyboard selection and I get no response when I hit enter. My key board does work when the CD is started and I choose to install College Linux.
It is a standard Microsoft natural PS 2 keyboard made by Dell.
Last edited by ChromeAtari; 09-16-2004 at 03:52 PM.
that is a good suggestion but I can't. It just does not work. I don't F'ing get it, works fine when I hit enter to begin the process. Then nothing...I even made sure that the number lock key is lit. After the installer runs it goes blank.
Last edited by ChromeAtari; 09-16-2004 at 04:14 PM.
it funny you should mention another distrabution. I have two...I tried College Linux first last night got past the keyboard selection then quit. I wanted to test the other(skolelinux) that I made so I put it in and that was the first time all this happened. Lst night I thought who cares because College Linux is the one I like the best and the CD works. But I quit when keyboard did not respond.
This is off the subject(WinXP) but I was looking through the boot options and saw that "Video DAC Snoop" is disabled. Anyone know what this is? Sounds Creepy.
Because I have to keep WinXP in my stable. that does bring up a question I wanted to ask earlier,
What if I create a partition using Windows? Install the Linux on the unused partition.
I don't have the info infront of me but NTFS is not recommended, right? 1 partition about 128 mb and another for the actuall Linux OS. I will start downloading Mandrake now. Thank you for the suggestion.
theres nothign wrong with using windows to set up the partision, just dont write any file system to it, or linux will just have to over-write it anyway, use fdisk or partision majic (costs money ) to set up the linux partision from windows
linux cant (easily) write to NTFS as microsoft wont tell us how!... (its also a bit slow and generally poo)
in summery... yea, partision using windows, then install linux on the partision.
It would probably be best to remove the empty partition, where you want to install linux, and let the installer format the unused drive space. You may also want to reserve some space for an extra fat32 partition that both linux and window can write to.
Usually, linux partitions will be either ext3 or reiserfs. There are other types also, but these are the two most common linux filesystems. Do not use NTFS or fat32 for installing linux. Linux doesn't write to NTFS and the fat32 doesn't save the attributes you will need to run linux such as UID, GID, access times, etc.