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Old 09-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #1
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USB keyboard doesn't work in boot menus


Interestingly, my USB keyboard works both in BIOS and in fully booted operating systems - but it doesn't work in the boot menus, for example in Grub or in the boot menu of several linux live CDs. PS/2 always works. Because there is no mouse detection in boot menus, I haven't had the chance to try it out with other USB devices. What could be the reason for that?
Old 09-03-2006, 05:52 PM   #2
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I recently solved this for my wireless keyboard. In the BIOS I had to enable USB in DOS option. In some BIOSs it might be called something else such as Legacy USB.


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