Re: Can't install Debian - USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows loads
On Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:12:11 -0600
Kitty Cat <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I can't install Debian. The USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows
OK. So do the early stage of the install from Windows.
You might also want to complain to your PC manufacurer.
> I bought a used MPC computer that only has USB ports -- No PS/2 ports.
> The machine currently has Windows installed.
> When installing Debian, it is required to press a button during the
> boot sequence in order to load a kernel.
> I have tried numerous times to install Debian, but since the keyboard
> doesn't turn on until Windows loads I can't press any buttons during
> boot. I have also never been able to get into CMOS for the same
> I installed the Debian install into the Windows bootloader from the
> DVD and also booted the DVD directly. I must press a key during boot
> to activate.
> Is it my keyboard maybe or the mobo that is causing the problem?
> My Keyboard is AZZA brand, model KME381U
> Mobo is "INTEL DESKTOP BOARD" and "E210882"
> Computer is an "MPC CLIENTPRO 385"