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How to boot Mandrake linux with USB keyboard

Posted on 2002-04-28
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I am unable to use my usb keyboard to either install or (post-install) use the LILO choices in Mandrake Linux 8.2

what do I need to change & how do I do it (detailed answer please)
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During an install or when LILO is active a system is limited to what devices the BIOS understands and can talk to. Unless you have a system BIOS that can be told to use a USB keyboard you won't be able to use a USB keyboard for those activities. Of course once the OS has loaded it no longer uses the BIOS to access devices and the USB keyboard will work.
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sorry, but this has something to do with a usb keyboard driver that should be used during the install or lilo boot.
I can go into my pc's bios setup easily, proving that the pc's usb bios drivers work correctly.
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