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Old 08-11-2002, 05:18 PM   #1
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SLackware 8.1 Screwing up.

I got the iso install for slackware 8.1 and when i try to install it, it gets to the point where i either hit ENTER or 1 to select keyboard, but it wont let me tpye any keys or hit enter so im just stuck there, but i can hit enter the previous screen(select kernel). Im using USB keyboard could this be why? i dont think it ism but im dumb so...

Also, whats another good distro of linux im looking for something offbeat, ive tried mandrake, redhat, suse(well i cant get their damn ftp install to work, they need to give out iso for gods sake), arch linux, and trying slackware.

Old 08-11-2002, 08:23 PM   #2
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Most likely its the usb keyboard. Try installing using a regular keyboard if available and then after you install slack, you'll need to configure your usb keyboard.
Old 08-13-2002, 02:01 AM   #3
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Or, use a different kernel to boot with, try the one that is something like USBHAY.i or something like that.
Old 08-15-2002, 10:22 AM   #4
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You should have read the Slackware insatall FAQ. It mentions to select a kernerl with USB support if you have a USB keyboard. That point were your keyboard worked was were you would have netered something like usb.i instead of using the default bare.i . And the question about searching for an offbeat distro. Try LFS


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