Fedora Boot Media Issues

Dave Cross davorg at gmail.com
Sat May 17 20:40:12 UTC 2008


On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 9:11 PM, Michael Wiktowy
<michael.wiktowy at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Dave Cross <davorg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I mentioned in a mail a couple of days ago that when I boot from F9
>> installation media I get the first screen ("press enter to install
>> linux") but I can't make any progress because at that point my
>> keyboard doesn't work.
>>
>> It worked fine up and including FC6. At F7 it stopped working. But
>> it's only Fedora boot disks that have this problem. I can still boot
>> installation media from other distributions without problems (I've
>> tried Ubuntu and Mepis). And it's not just a problem with disks that I
>> have burnt myself. I get exactly the same behaviour from Fedora
>> installation media that I get from magazine covers.
>>
>> So my question is, what changed in F7 to cause this problem? And why
>> don't other distributions have this problem? And is there anything I
>> can do to help to fix the problem before F10 is released?
>
> I ran into similar problems in the F7 timeframe with a Dell Precision
> Workstation of mine. However, it was only USB keyboards. If it plugged
> in a PS2 one it worked fine. Also, it was only justing the boot
> selection screen. After the timer finished, the default option would
> activate and the keyboard worked fine after that.
>
> More recent LiveCDs have fixed this issue for me and work fine. I
> believe the problem existed in a version of isolinux for a very short
> window.

Must be a different issue. The problems I'm having are with a laptop.
And it's definitely not fixed.

Dave...




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