Hello - I'm a relatively experienced Linux user (Slack) giving Arch a try for setting up a server. I'm trying to install it on a Mac Mini, and cannot get the keyboard (an Apple, USB keyboard that has more than a few years of use) to work. When I option boot off of the live DVD, the keyboard doesn't work at all, and I can't get anywhere beyond the initial prompt. My thought is that this may have to do with the age and make of the keyboard, but I wanted to see if someone could confirm my suspicion. I don't have anything else easily accessible, and don't want to go out and get some other keyboard unless I have to.
I'm too am having (possibly) the exact same problem. I've taken my Arch Linux hard disk out of one computer (it works perfectly there) and put it in a USB encasing, and now I'm trying to boot it on the Mac Mini. Holding the alt key (a.k.a option key, but I have a non-mac keyboard) takes me to the startup manager, where I can choose (using the keyboard) to boot from the USB drive, but as soon as I get to GRUB, I cannot select any options (apparently the keyboard doesn't work at that point). When GRUB times out and boots the default option, the keyboard continues not to work. I haven't booted to a graphical target yet, so I'm not sure if the mouse works.
Any ideas on a possible solution, anyone?
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