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    Small predicament involving keyboards and booting things

    Ive got a usb keyboard which for some reason doesn't work for:

    boot loaders
    windows xp - Start windows normally, safe mode etc screen
    Linux install disc boot screens

    This is obviously going to be a problem when I get linux installed as I wont be able to choose between it and windows. I'd rather not revert to having a ps2 keyboard lying around doing nothing 99% of the time so any ideas?

    Cheers.

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    go into your bios, enable legacy usb emulation, or keyboard emulation. some option like that, depending on the bios.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    • tickedon's system
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    ... or USB to PS/2 adapter?

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    Cheers Animus, that did the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    ... or USB to PS/2 adapter?
    those actually rely on the device having the PS/2 protocol implemented. They are passive convertors only, they don't change the single at all.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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