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#1 2013-04-12 00:56:50

oldmilk
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USB keyboard issue

Hi,
I'm pretty new to *nix and I'm trying to install Arch for the first time but I'm struggling to get past the first hurdle, any help would be really appreciated.
I've written the iso to a USB drive as per the wiki but I cant boot because my keyboard isn't working in the very first menu.
The same keyboard and image on a different machine works fine so I guess this is something to do with the motherboard, 'Asus P877-I Deluxe', yep it's UEFI but it's booting in legacy mode.
I guess it's irrelevant but the keyboard works fine in an ubuntu live image.

These are the options in the BIOS under USB config:
Legacy USB support          Enabled
Legacy USB3.0 Support     Enabled
Intel xHCI Mode                 Smart Auto
EHCI Hand-off                    Disabled

Thanks

Last edited by oldmilk (2013-04-12 01:17:07)

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#2 2013-04-12 19:59:29

teateawhy
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Re: USB keyboard issue

What do you mean with 'very first menu' , please describe it further.

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#3 2013-04-12 21:04:02

oldmilk
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Re: USB keyboard issue

Hi, not sure what it's called, the graphical menu on the install image. The boot menu I guess? It has options to boot x86_64, i686, existing OS, memtest, HDT etc.
Thanks

Last edited by oldmilk (2013-04-12 21:05:31)

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#4 2013-04-12 21:42:11

Inxsible
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Re: USB keyboard issue

even before that menu, your machine will give you options of entering the BIOS settings. you might have to enable USB booting in there first.


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#5 2013-04-12 21:44:24

oldmilk
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Re: USB keyboard issue

Hi, I don't follow, surely the image is booting fine from USB if I can see that menu? Sorry if i'm missing something. The keyboard works fine in the BIOS but there is absolutely no response once I'm at that menu.
Thanks

Last edited by oldmilk (2013-04-12 21:45:37)

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#6 2013-04-12 21:59:11

Inxsible
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Re: USB keyboard issue

D'oh.... I need another afternoon coffee I guess.


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#7 2013-04-12 22:05:22

oldmilk
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Re: USB keyboard issue

Haha no worries pal I know that feeling. I guess I can just workaround this problem by using chroot from an ubuntu live CD, is this likely to make installation more complicated? Like I say I'm not very experienced with *nix. I'll give it a go see what happens.
Thanks

Last edited by oldmilk (2013-04-12 22:06:23)

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#8 2013-04-16 21:45:17

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Re: USB keyboard issue

You can also change the grub.cfg configuration file on the install iso, and set your entry as default, or remove the others. But this method requires some work:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Re … nstall_ISO
Choose what is easier for you.

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