FIXED! RE: CD boots but keyboard freeze at "boot:"
I found the solution. The problem actually had to do with my CMD-649
controler. At boot, the control BIOS displays "Press F1 or F11 for Windows
2000". I did not know I had to press that to install Linux. I'm currently
looking to understand what pressing F1 does to the system so that I don't
omit pressing it in the future if required.
After I pressed this, I went past the stage I was locked in but without
proceeding further. I'm expecting the rest of the install tomorrow will go
fine and I'm sorry to have sent an useless message on this list.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: neumann [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 2 septembre, 2004 20:52
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: CD boots but keyboard freeze at "boot:"
> Hello Debian-boot,
> Well, the title says it all. The Netinst RC1 CD boots fine,
> but at the
> "boot:" prompt, the keyboard is non-functional and I cannot
> do anything. At
> this point, I have to reset the computer. I've tried an
> Debian 3.0r2 CD and
> the same thing happened. The computer doesn't seem fully
> frozen because the
> cursor is still blinking at the boot prompt
> I'm quite clueless on how to fix that problem and I'd really
> wouldn't like
> to use anything else than Debian.
> I've got a supplemental US keyboard I will try later tonight,
> I'm hopeful it
> will work.
> I run a pretty vanilla x86 computer:
> Pentium III 450mhz
> 394mb RAM
> PS/2 french-canadian keyboard
> Logitech MX-500 plugged on USB port
> Oldie 4x Hitachi CDROM as boot device (It Works! TM)
> LG 12X CDRW as secondary CD reader
> Maxtor 60gb drive connected on a noname CMD649 IDE card (I
> know it sucks :()
> GeForce2 MX200
> François-Denis Gonthier