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#1 miyamotomusashi

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:13 AM

I just recently brought an old desktop back up and running. I installed Vista Premium Service Pack 2. Afterwards I tried to install Wubi, which puts in Ubuntu as a separate operating system without having to mess with the computers partitions. The problem is that during bootup when the selections are there to decide which operating system you'd like, the computer doesn't see the keyboard strokes. This is strange, because while the keyboard doesn't have a light on as if its getting power, I can still go into bios, and boot sequence and what not. But as soon as I pass those options (ie. F12, F8, etc), I am unable to choose my operating system when asked which I'd like. Someone please help me understand what the problem is.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:53 AM

Is the keyboard USB or PS/2? And just to make sure I understand how you have Wubi implemented, you are trying to load Ubuntu from the Windows Boot Manager, correct? If the keyboard is USB you should try looking through the BIOS for a "USB Legacy Support" option or something similar and enable it.
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:11 AM

I can't believe i couldn't fix this earlier. I must be tired :). I could have sworn it was enabled when I checked, but....I went ahead and checked again and sure enough, both the mouse and keyboard were disabled. Thank you for the help! Oh and just to answer your question, yes....it was the boot manager that I was trying to get into ubuntu from. Thanks again.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:12 AM

How do I close this topic?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:16 AM

How do I close this topic?

I believe a forum admin can do that, but if we stop replying, it will start to fall down the list and you've already answered that the issue is fixed so everything should be fine. Glad to hear you got it working!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:57 AM

FWIW: We don't normally close topics in the O/S and hardware forums...this keeps the information alive as reference material that may be useful for others, with same/similar situations or just those seeking the knowledge reflected within a given topic.

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