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Old 11-06-2010, 05:01 AM   #1
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Can't install Ubuntu

I have been using Ubuntu for several months and am "getting to grips" with it.
However, recently I needed to renew my hdd. I used recovery disks and back-ups of my "data" - all went well and Vista runs fine and I can access my "stuff".
But when I install Ubuntu (Wubi) using a pendrive OR a cd - Ubuntu seems to install OK.
But after I reboot my pc and get the option to select an OS - Vista OR Ubuntu - I cannot move the highlighted option with the arrow keys on my keyboard so it defaults (after 20 seconds) to Vista every time?
I would like to try the newer (10.10) Ubuntu Release.
Please advise/help. Ubuntu Newbie
Old 11-06-2010, 05:09 AM   #2
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Could be a problem with the keyboard-layout. I this a laptop? You can try if the keyboard works at all by pressing ESC or TAB.
Or try with another (USB)keyboard.
If you dont have separate arrow-keys, it could also be a problem with num-lock being enabled.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:17 AM   #3
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Thanks feinbein
I'm fairly sure that the keyboard is fine? I'm using it right now! I think you may be right about num-lock - it could quite simply be enabled! I'll try that!
I told you I was a newboy! I hope this simple solution is the answer.


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