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Old 10-23-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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I have both windows and linux .my prob is first time when i log in to my computer i cannot choose my option even though the menu is displayed.but when i restart the system i can able to choose th os option.can any1 pls help me
Old 10-23-2011, 07:13 AM   #2
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First more information please

What type of computer and specs

Type of os's and how many
Old 10-23-2011, 08:11 AM   #3
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I'm guessing that you have a usb keyboard and your bios/motherboard is old and doesn't bring up the usb system itself. Hence, if you boot into linux, the kernel initialises the usb stuff, as you reboot the power stays on and now the keyboard works. The solution is buy an old keyboard with a ps2 plug or buy a new computer
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some computers dont initialize display fast enough from a cold boot so on reboot the screen is warmed up and displays it faster. i would increase grub timeout to give u enough time to choose an option the first time.
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i have toshiba satellite c650 i3 processor 3gb ram .i have windows 7 and ubuntu 11.10. i have 10 seconds before it goes to ubuntu.but my prob is when i press any keys its not working at that moment.after restarting it works
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the keyboard should work without needing to get past loading an os
does the keyboard allow u to get into bios settings the first boot
if so then you prolly missing a driver from lilo/grub then just reinstall your bootloader
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I used to have the same problem. I was using lilo not grub, and added option (addappend="i8042.reset") to reset keyboard driver at power up
image = /boot/vmlinuz-huge-2.6.31 addappend="i8042.reset"
You have to do search how to do the same in grub.


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