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Old 07-15-2004, 03:54 AM   #1
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Problem Installing on a Compaq Presario Notebook

Hi, I'm trying to do a clean install of Slackware 10
on my Compaq Presario 2100 laptop. I boot from CD and
it goes through the recognition routine, but when it
gets to option to load support for non-us keyboards,
the keyboard is unresponsive, so I am unable to hit
enter and get past this screen. Is there a way to get
past this?
Old 07-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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when choosing which kernel to boot in the slackware installation screen do...
bare.i nousb nodma

I too have a compaq and usb doesnt work with the 2.4.x kernels.
Also do nodma to stop the hardrive from not responding
Old 08-08-2004, 04:45 AM   #3
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I haven't found the solution, but I've a similar problem with Debian Sarge on a Presario 2520 EA. I can see the setup screen, but I cannot navigate the menus : the keyboard doesn't work.


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