I am having a lot of problems using my keyboard & mouse when I boot using DOS or Linux utilities like the Ultimate Boot CD, GParted Live CD, even my SeaTools for DOS (I have a Segate HD).
For example, when I boot from the SeaTools for DOS floppy, I am presented with the Lisence agreement, but I cannot use the keyboard or my mouse to get past this screen to select "Agree" or "Disagree". Many other boot CD's and floppies have similar problems when using USB input devices.
A lot of these utilities have generic drivers for mice & keyboards that are PS/2 like mouse.com, keyboard.sys, etc. However, DELL computers only have USB ports.
Also, I do NOT have USB legacy support option in the BIOS menu...only a USB controller which I can enable or disable. I have the latest BIOS firmware installed.QUESTION
I have a PS/2 keyboard & mouse stashed away (they both work, I think). If I purchased an adaptor that can plug into a USB port and contain a female PS/2 port on the other end and I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard or mouse, would the boot CD see this as a PS/2 device or still as a USB device? In other words, would the adaptor "trick" the BIOS into thinking that I'm using a real PS/2 port in the comp or would it see it as a USB port with an adaptor?
Hopefully, I've made my question clear. Any help would be very much appreciated.