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Old 12-04-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Mac OS X 10.6.4 "Snow Leopard", Win 7, Ubuntu 10.04
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SuSE 9.1 and USB Keyboard cannot Install

Ok, I am trying to install SuSE 9.1 personal on a spare 5 gig HD. I have the disc and it checks out. The problem is that I have a USB keyboard, and when the disc starts to boot to do the install, it comes up with a menu:

Boot From HDD

Where "Boot From HDD" (or whatever it says, something to that effect) is highlighted. My USB Keyboard must not be working yet (drivers not loaded) as i cannot go down to choose installation. after a countdown and me not being able to move the selection to begin the install, it just goes on with booting Win XP from the other HD.

I would just use a ps/2 keyboard but the port is messed up and i have to use a USB or else buy a new mobo.

Any Ideas?
Old 12-04-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Sydney, AU
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Check your BIOS settings. Depending on your motherboard you should be enable support for a USB keyboard from BIOS. There are usually two options. Enable USB support from (1) OS (2) BIOS. for some reason OS is usually default. If you cant find the option check for a later version of your BIOS. You may have to flash it...... always fun
Old 12-21-2004, 08:16 AM   #3
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Suse 10.0, OSX.4, Solaris 10
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I have the same issue.

I have checked my bios settings and I think they are correct because as my bios loads my usb keyboard and mouse light up, but as soon as my SuSE 9.1 pro install bootloader comes up they shutdown and I cannot input anything.

Old 12-21-2004, 08:18 AM   #4
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I didn't see your reply wimnat. Sorry about that. I will try it this afternoon and reply when I find out more.
Old 12-21-2004, 11:11 AM   #5
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With many usb keyboards nowaday you can buy a USB to PS/2 adapter....really small, and i use it all the time to install both windows and linux machines.


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