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Old 12-30-2012, 03:06 AM   #1
stf92
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Lilo bootloader unresponsive to USB keyboard.


Hi:
When under BIOS I have keyboard. Then, when the system shows the lilo prompt, I have no longer keyboard. When the prompt times out, lilo begins booting the kernel and finally I have the keyboard again. The keyboard is a USB keyboard. Is there an option for /etc/lilo.conf that can solve the problem?


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Old 12-30-2012, 03:09 AM   #2
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i have had this problem with older motherboards - but i hadn't ever found a cure.. it was mostly hit or miss, sometimes working during lilo, sometimes not.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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Well, I read another post and somebody spoke about USB BIOS support. Fortunately I found some USB options in the BIOS menu. I change them and voila! Problem solved.
I hope the problem is not erratic.
 
Old 12-30-2012, 03:27 AM   #4
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Well, I read another post and somebody spoke about USB BIOS support. Fortunately I found some USB options in the BIOS menu. I change them and voila! Problem solved.
I hope the problem is not erratic.
care to share the name of the options you tweaked and then to hit the solved button
 
Old 12-30-2012, 03:53 AM   #5
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An odd thing about this is that, given the BIOS setup menu is responsive to the keyboard, this means that even a BIOS as old as mine (c.2000) has routines to handle USB.

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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The BIOS option is usally 'Legacy USB support' or something similar.
 
  


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