USB keyboard dies during installation
i have searched through the forums for this and have read all of what i have found, but cant seem to find a resolution. here is what happens:
i am trying to install slack 9.1 from cd's
i have a usb keyboard and mouse, bios is enabled for all usb options. both kb/ms work in the bios and i can choose options with it before anything boots. when the slack cd boots i get to the boot: prompt and both the kb and ms are powered up and are working (i can hit enter to boot the kernel). then as it boots (bare.i kernel) i get a bunch of usb errors and the kb and ms loose power and turn off, then i get to the keymap prompt and cant do anything. keyboard dead, mouse dead
i have read to use the usb.i kernel at the boot prompt but that does not exist on the cd. i have also been told to use the nousb parameter but that doesnt make sense since both devices are usb and i need them to work. i have also read that slack 9.0 did not have this problem and that people have installed that when having this problem with 9.1
i do have a ps2 keyboard and an adapter for the mouse to make it ps2 but what happens after i install with those and switch back to usb devices? is there in fact something wrong with the bare.i kernel in 9.1 that kills usb? i have installed 9.1 with ps2 devices but do have a usb printer that works fine. this is the first time i have tried to install with a usb kb and mouse.
all posts that i have found here seemed to have dropped off.