Re: Can't install Debian - USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows loads
On 6/27/14, 9:12 PM, Kitty Cat wrote:
I can't install Debian. The USB keyboard doesn't turn on until Windows
I had a computer once which exhibited this behavior. It's not
Debian-related; it's hardware related. I couldn't even get into the
BIOS, etc. i never found a solution. I gave up on the computer and gave
it to a friend who was happy running Windows. I've worked with hundreds
of computers; that was the only one I've ever seen do that. (As I
recall, it was a consumer-level Compaq, probably somewhere in the
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 reason.
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
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"