I have this same problem with my laptop, a HP Pavilion ZE4502us.
I don't believe the problem is the keyboard locking up, but just not
being recognized by the kernel.
Install works just fine with Woody 3.0 kernel 2.20.20-idepci.
Nicholas H. Cramer
Malcolm Porter wrote:
uname -a: couldnt get that far.
Method: Beta 4 Debian Installer CD Image x86
Machine: Sony Vaio PCG-GRT715M Laptop
Processor: Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (Not HT)
Memory: 1 Gig PC2100 (2x 512)
Root Device: IDE 60 Gig 7200rpm Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 8Meg Cache
Root Size/partition table: 30 GIG unallocated / 30 Gig NTFS (XP)
Output of lspci: Couldnt get that far.
Base System Installation Checklist:
Initial boot worked: [O] Could get no further.
Configure network HW: [ ]
Config network: [ ]
Detect CD: [ ]
Load installer modules: [ ]
Detect hard drives: [ ]
Partition hard drives: [ ]
Create file systems: [ ]
Mount partitions: [ ]
Install base system: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Reboot: [ ]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Boots Fine, as soon as Language Chooser screen is reached (1st
screen), keyboard locks up and can go no further. Tried no framebuffer
framebuffer=false) and get same result.