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Old 03-11-2005, 01:45 AM   #1
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usb keyboard during install


Forgive me if this has already been answered; I couldn't find it anywhere. I have a clean harddrive (NOTHING on it) and I'm trying to install 10.1. I'm using a USB keyboard (my motherboard is "legacy free" - no ps/2 ports). I boot from the boot disk using bare.i, it asks for boot parameters, I press enter. I'm then asked for the install disk and to press enter. I put in the disk, try to press enter, nothing happens. I noticed that the kb appears to be unresponsive...caps lock and num lock don't toggle the lights. Is there a parameter I need to enter before booting to enable usb support, or is there something else I'm doing wrong?

Thanks ahead of time for the help...
 
Old 03-11-2005, 02:40 AM   #2
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If I understand your problem correctly, disabling "legacy usb device support" in your bios may make everything A OK.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 08:52 AM   #3
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I'll give that a try...I don't remember that setting in my BIOS, but I'll look more carefully. Thanks!
 
Old 04-08-2005, 01:16 PM   #4
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xhx -- so, did it work?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:35 PM   #5
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nope... sorry for not posting sooner. I could never get it working. I ended up installing gentoo. /hides
 
Old 04-08-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
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> I ended up installing gentoo. /hides

Hehehe.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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Well, maybe you can install Slackware on top of Gentoo. Not automated, but you (one-by-one) remove Gentoo packages and install Slackware ones
 
  


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