Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2003 09:44:35
On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 12:39:03AM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> This is only sort of related, but the subject reminded me:
> I use a USB keyboard.
> On my laptop, if I hit return VERY quickly when the boot loader is getting
> started, it works.  If I miss that window, there's nothing I can do; the
> boot loader ignores my USB keyboard.
> On another machine I have, the USB keyboard stays working straight through.
> With Windows 98, Windows XP, and SuSE linux, the keyboard always works during
> boot loader stuff and other system boot-time activities.
> Is this a BIOS thing, a boot loader thing, both, or what?

Sounds like a BIOS problem.
What happens if you set the timeout to 'indefinite'?


David Laight: