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Old 06-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #1
sn8khd28
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keyboard probs on install


I am a super noob on the Linux scene and i really do wanna switch from XP to Mandrake 9.1.

I am trying to install from floppy and when I start the install I cannot use my usb keyboard to choose drive options .
I really wanna get this installed ASAP because of constant hardware issues in XP

10x for the help
 
Old 06-21-2003, 07:57 PM   #2
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hate to say this.... but considering that you are a newbie and unless someone knows a pretty simple way to do this, i would seriously consider the 7.99 for a new keybord to get throught the intall
 
Old 06-21-2003, 07:58 PM   #3
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by the way, why can't you do a cd intall?
this may be a easier problem to fix
 
Old 06-21-2003, 08:01 PM   #4
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MY CDRW for some reason doesn't seem to wanna boot Mandrake.
I have never had any other probs with ISO's before just this one.

Also should i just put the keyboard in the ps2 ?

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Old 06-21-2003, 08:15 PM   #5
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hmm....
1. did windows boot form cd ok?
2. is bios set up to boot from CD?
3. is the CD-RW scsi?
 
Old 06-21-2003, 11:32 PM   #6
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yep / yep /yep

when i autorun it and it says it will reboot and install Mandrake it just reboots back to XP
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:18 PM   #7
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your scsi interface card is probably not capable of booting from cd-rw. well so much for that. may be time to buy that keyboard.
 
  


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