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Bug#345717: Package: installation-reports

On Tue, Jan 03, 2006 at 12:59:11AM +0100, bruhin@datacomm.ch wrote:
> I would like to install etch on a new PC whit netinstall (daily-build). I have the following system:
> Intel 3.2 GHz
> 1 GB RAM
> one 160 GB SATA HD
> one 200 GB SATA HD
> Onboard NIC
> USB mouse
> USB keyboard (no interface for PS/2 keyboard)
> I tried booting the etch netinstall CD. All went fine until i had to choose the language. I can't choose a language, because the keyboard is not 
> reacting. For example the numlock led is not burning.
> Now i made a reboot and started at the bootpromt with install24. The keyboard is now reacting normal. I can also choose a language. But i 
> have a problem whit setting up my onboard network card with DHCP and in the expert mode i have also problems identificatig the SATA HD with 
> the 2.4 kernel.
> By the way, i downloaded the newest knoppix version with the 2.6 Kernel. The HW identification works here fine. (USB-keyboard OK, 
> Networkinterface with DHCP OK, SATA HD OK).
> So i think there should be a way installing Debian (etch) with the 2.6 Kernel.
> Is there at bootpromt an option for activating a usb keyboard?
> With the Sarge netinstall i have the same problems.

Try adding acpi=off to the boot prompt.  That sometimes fixes usb
keyboard problems.

Len Sorensen

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