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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.
last usb troubles i ran into with slack were solved using the jfs.s kernel, on the live disk. if no one has a simpler fix, you may want to try booting cd2 (if you have it) and see if you can get the keyboard working in that. then install from there...
no joy. using the jfs.s kernel did not work, so i booted to disc 2. this is weird, why does the bare.i kernel on disc 2 work, but not on disc 1?
booting with disc 2 all the usb stuff loads and the keyboard works fine, but i cant run setup from disc 2 not can i change the disc's. if i do umount /dev/hdc it says the device is busy. cant install from disc 2 but the bare.i kernel on it alows my keyboard to work. if i boot bare.i kernel on disc 1 it doesnt???????
does anyone know why this is and how i can get around it without having to use a ps2 keyboard
just to make myself clear, the bare.i kernel on disc 1 errors out on usb stuff and my keyboard and mouse quit working by the time i get to the keymap prompt. before that it works. i can get to the boot: prompt and enter parameters there, but after that the usb quits working.
now i can boot disc 2 with the same bare.i kernel and the usb stuff loads and works fine. i can log in as root and do all that. however i cannot run setup from disc 2 and i cannot swap out disc's
why would the bare.i kernel work on disc 2 but not on disc 1?
if i make boot floppies and use the same bare.i kernel, would the same thing happen? guess i can try it to find out. wish me luck.
i cant beleive i am the only one with this problem. i have seen other posts but they are a couple of months old
oh well, hooked up a ps/2 keyboard to do the install and then on the reboot unhooked it and the usb keyboard and mouse worked fine ( i had them both hooked up during the install and made sure the hotplug module got loaded).
i wonder if the slackware gods know about this.....
so slack 9.1 is back up and running. i think i wont change again any time soon. i really never had a reason to change, just tried mandrake 9.2 and had a bunch of issues and suse 9 pro has way too much overhead...its like they say...once you go slack, you never go back!