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Re: Possible bug: AT keyboard not detected when booting from installation CD

On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 11:35:59PM -0700, Astardok wrote:
> I just recently downloaded the Debian 2.2r6 iso and tried to install it, however I get a peculiar error when the cd's temporary kernel begins to load:
> keyboard timeout: AT keyboard not detected
> keyboard timeout: AT keyboard not detected
> This error happened to me back in October, but I figured my motherboard was too new to expect it to work for sure.  Now, seven months later, I'm still getting this same error.  I'm using a standard PS/2 keyboard, and it works fine in the BIOS, in Windows, and even in the first Debian screen where you can type in special installation parameters.  But, as soon as I hit Enter to begin installation, and as soon as the kernel starts to load, my keyboard goes out on me.
> At this point I'm very frustrated, and am just about to post a bug to the boot-floppies group.

Bugs are not the same as hammers or whips, they're just a way of keeping track 
of stuff that doesn't work right. Please take the time to file one, that's
how our system works.

However ... also note that the potato distribution you're trying to install
is not being worked on anymore. Your best option might be to simply download 
a woody iso and give that a shot.

>  My motherboard is the ASUS A7A266 (ALiMaGik 1 chipset).  I've looked on the Internet, seen numerous other posts in regards to this specific motherboard, as well as a few on the A7M266-D, but have seen nothing in terms of ways to fix this problem.  Another thing to note is that I can install Mandrake 7 on my system without any problems - I think maybe the boot kernel is out of date and doesn't support my board...?
> If any of you have any ideas to help me fix this problem, I welcome them.  Otherwise, I will see about posting a bug within the next couple days.  I really want to get Debian up and running for me.

Cool. Again, there's no reason to think of a bug as 'threatening'.

Let me just mention that 300-character lines do bother some people, depending
on their mail reader. It's best to break lines every 72 chars or so.

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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