Need help: keyboard problem

Need help: keyboard problem

Post by Thomas Voi » Sat, 09 May 1998 04:00:00


I have some serious trouble setting up linux on my new PC.
Right after booting the first kernel with loadlin I get a "keyboard
timed out" message  and -yes, you guessed it- my keyboard doesn't
work so I can't configure anything to make the system recognize my
keyboard :-)
I found no kernel parameters that would solve the problem and
also tried several kernels. Anybody knows what's going on ?

I have P200MMX with Intel 430TX, no name board, ps/2 keyboard,
serial mouse, no SCSI. BTW, tweaking the bios setup didn't help

I managed to install linux several times before so I guess I'm
no complete idiot (though I certainly feel like one in this case :-)

Any help is appreciated.

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