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Old 11-03-2002, 03:44 AM   #1
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mandrake 8.2 installation problems

i recently got mdk 8.2 and tried installing it on my box which already had win me and mdk 8.1
when i tried installing mdk 8.2 from the cd during reboot it failed to identify the keyboard and mouse. i.e. it responded to the keyboard before loading the main installation GUI into memory. then it scanned the serial ports and failed to recognise the keyboard and the mouse. my keyboard works on the usb port and my mouse is ps/2 .
please help.

Old 12-04-2002, 04:46 PM   #2
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I had the same problem with an older computer of mine - if the keyboard works (not if it's recognized, if it works anyway) then just complete the install with the keyboard It's not wonderful, but it can be done. That's what I ended up doing, and when I rebooted after the installation everything worked fine and I concluded that the install disk was just screwed up like that.
If the USB keyboard doesn't work at all, borrow a PS/2 one and see if that works...if nothing seems to, then yikes and I wish I could help you, but I have no idea :-/

Old 12-12-2002, 06:49 AM   #3
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thanx for replying

i managed to install mdk 8.2 after downloading a patch from the site. installation went flawless but the post installation posed the problem. after installing and rebooting the comp, when the login window appeared it failed to recognise my keyboard and mouse again. so i've switched back to mdk 8.1 and am awaiting for an usb patch.
neways i'm glad it installed for u rosebud.



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