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This is very odd because I have had a dual boot system for more than a year now, and never had this problem before. Yesterday I installed a new LCD monitor and all of a sudden I am unable to select between Windows and Linux when booting up the system. My keyboard is "dead" until my default Linux OS has completely booted. The mouse works, but I cannot make the selection with the mouse. Here is a description of my system:
Linux Mandriva 2006
KDE 3.2 booting with LILO (gui)
ViewSonic VA1912 monitor (previously had a viewsonic crt monitor)
I have no idea how upgrading the monitor could effect the keyboard when booting; and at no other time.
do one thing if u still have that old monitor , start pc with that monitor installed , lets c if it works fine also tell me are u using a graphic card (mention model ) or use built in [if u cant know just tell me how u insert the CRT's pin into the (usually blue sockit)
also give a little detailed hardware information like
asus bla bla bla motherboard xyz processor and abc mb ram
I thought I had a fix figured out. I went into configure computer and tried to reload the bootloader. I guess all I did was make some selections of preferences because when I rebooted the same problem is there.
well i think then its NOT a software problem its a hardware problem get ur hardware checked but before that u might wanna shortlist the things u wanna get checked by
a) trying 2 access bios (can u successfully access and navigate in BIOS
b) remove your graphic card and use the BUILTIN ONE (first try the CRT monitor )
--i think it would run with the ONBOARD GRAPHIC CARD
----if it doesnot then i highly recommend u to refresh BIOS (u read the manual or google [ i read it has pheonix bios it probably would be easy to refresh])
c) check is that second LED which shows if theres an error in graphic card on or off (and read manuall and tell me what does led being on mean and led off show? )
d)if u r tired u can get it checked by professional but i think bios refresh should do it or if option B is a sucess (pc runs) get ur graphy checked (or check it on another system)
sorry if i m sounding a little DISTURBING or VIERD
I disagree with you about it being a hardware problem. Somehow, something in the boot sequence got screwed up. If it was a hardware problem one of the monitors would work and the other wouldn't. The graphics card is working properly in both Windows and in Linux.
The problem is somewhere in the boot sequence. I just don't enough about command line entry, or editing files.