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Installing Linux with a USB keyboard?

post #1 of 7
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Linux Noob here, LOL

I ordered some free Linux discs (Ubuntu core) and was going to install it on the machine in my sig but when I went to do so, I could not tell it to start the install because my keyboard would not power up. My keyboard is working fine, I shut down the machine and removed the CD and let it boot normally, and the keyboard powered on fine. I tried the regular version and the 64-bit version, both left me sitting at the screen to start the install with no power to my keyboard.

Do you just have to use a PS2 keyboard to install it?


Either way, I think I am going to install it on my old 1.8 Pentium 400FSB system to get the hang of it before putting it on my main machine, but I was just wondering if there was a problem or if you can;t use a USB keyboard to install Ubuntu.


Thanks guys
post #2 of 7
I'm assuming you are using USB keyboard and mouse. What you'll wanna do, is enable your usb devices thru bios, not OS. Tehn you'll be able to install. I had this problem a few times too

Change that option for your keyboard and mouse. It should be in "integrated peripherals" or something like that.
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Ch13f121
Change that option for your keyboard and mouse. It should be in "integrated peripherals" or something like that.

Hhmmm, I'll take a look at that when I get home and give it a try. if it works I'll give ya some reps

Thanks
post #4 of 7
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I don't see such an option in my BIOS, I can enable "legacy USB" support, that's about it.

In the BIOS is does show both the keyboard and the mouse, so I would think they are alreayd enabled through the BIOS. They power on before Windows starts regularly also.


I'll just tyr it with a PS2 keyboard this weekend, no biggie....
post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper
I don't see such an option in my BIOS, I can enable "legacy USB" support, that's about it.

In the BIOS is does show both the keyboard and the mouse, so I would think they are alreayd enabled through the BIOS. They power on before Windows starts regularly also.


I'll just tyr it with a PS2 keyboard this weekend, no biggie....

Well, did you enable Legacy USB? I'm not sure as all mobos are different, but the ones I have all have some variation of "USB Keyboard support= Bios/OS" and USB Mouse support= Bios/OS.

You can do it with a PS2 keyboard no problem though, but It'd be a little easier in later times when you might need to try some new distro perhaps, if you could find out how to do it with a usb keyboard.
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post #6 of 7
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I didn't enable legacy USB as it didn't sound right at the time and I just wanted to test it to see if it worked, I didn't have time to do a complete install last night anyway.

I had to try to trouble shoot my tempetures and see if I could get them lower last night.


I'll give the Legacy support option a try......
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks man, that did it. Enabling Legacy USB was what it wanted.

+rep

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