Fedora 13 usb key failure

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Jun 17 13:18:33 UTC 2010

O> At that point, after the installer's vmlinux has been
> booted, the keystrokes on the usb keyboard are not
> recognized when attempting to select the installation
> media check options. This is quite odd because the
> same usb keyboard is usable earlier in the installation

Odd it may see but not unexpected. Until the kernel loads the BIOS is
doing emulation of a PC keyboard via USB. After the kernel USB loads the
OS takes over control. If that fails you have a problem.

>   Is there any workaround for this (as the Sun workstation
> only has usb ports for keyboard and mouse) short of
> waiting for Fedora 14?

I guess a serial or vnc based network install might be helpful for
debugging but hardly useful for production.

Try booting with the option "irqpoll" just in case the USB stuff is
having interrupt problems.

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