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Old 09-18-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Select Keymap

I downloaded and burned the images onto a CD. I repartitioned my hard disk and left some unallocated space for slack. Now comes the glorious time to finaly instal slack. Main screen comes up so I can choose which kernel to start with. I have attempted to use bare.i, adaptec.s, scsi.s, scsi2.s, and scsi3.s and have encountered the same problem.

Everything loads up fine until it asks me to select my keymap (this occurs after it is probeing for USB ports and the IEEE somthing or other firewall connection.)

It says, to press enter if I wish to use the US keymap (I wish to use it), or press 1 to select a different one. Well, when I try to press enter to use the US keymap, nothing occurs. When I try to press 1, nothing happens. I had pressed every key and key combos to see if anything happens. Nothing.

The funny thing is that the keyboard was working before this step came up. (how else could I use other kernels to start with?)

I am a newb at linux. Is there any way to skip this problem, or possibly a different kernel I could try to load?

Thanks for any help.
Old 09-18-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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I think I found somthing on the Slackware website that might help myself overcome this problem. However, the require object is on available on the website nor the installation CD.

no_kdb.i or no_kdb.s

I might be experienceing problems with my keyboard resetting itself?

Any thoughts on this, maybe help in locating the missing kernels?
Old 09-18-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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I don't know what I did.

*points to comment about being a newb*

But somehow I got passed that step and now have Slackware Linux 10 installed on my laptop!

When I got to the step about probeing for the usb settings, I typed 'nousb' then pressed enter a couple of times. Then it said probeing for IEEE386 firewall, I typed 'noieee386', before I got the chance to type the last number '6' and press enter, it skipped the part about selecting a keymap and went straight to loging in as root.

I hope this will work again...


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