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Running Mint 10 Gnome. Was trying to reboot and hit [DEL] to get into bios as my recently installed SSD isn't giving me any speed and now i can't get into Linux, it just says "NO KEYBOARD DETECTED" and dumps me at the options screen (2 mint options and 2 memtest options).
The keyboards are not faulty and I've tried the normal PS2 keyboard and a usb one, both of which work on another 'nix and win7 machine.
Any ideas? Has the bootloader got confused???
PS2 doesn't work at all, no flashing on boot. USB flashes on boot, but then disapears when GRUB comes up.
Can't get any keys to work, SHIFT, DEL, F8 etc, not recognised. If PS2 keyboard is plugged in you get "KEYBOARD NOT DETECTED".
I've chucked a Mint bootable CD in and it just boots into the CD Mint.... Can't activate the menu to choose what I want... Keyboard works inside the bootable Mint... Restart and the same, takes me straight to the GRUB menu
Mint 10 - Recovery
MemTest Serial Console
What keyboard works inside the live Mint CD? I would guess only the USB keyboard.
I might try resetting i.e clearing the BIOS. Do you know if there is a USB keyboard BIOS setting? This would allow your USB keyboard to be functional before the OS is up and running. Since the PS/2 does not work at all I would guess that its controller has been fried and so if the BIOS reset attempt does not work for the USB keyboard then there is little the can be done AFAIK.
Both keyboards run inside the LiveCD, so there are no hardware issues.
I can only assume that the GRUB has become corrupted or something else that is used during the start up process. Do you think it would be possible to edit the GRUB whilst in the LiveCD to fix it? Don't know much about the GRUB.
At a push I can reinstall, I've just downloaded Mint 11 and Mint 12RC 64Bit and I'm itching to install them, but if it happens again, I'd like to know how to fix it!