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#1 mmol85

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:34 PM

Hi, my arrow keys won't let me navigate up and down on my CD boot menu.

They do in the bios (before this menu) and in the gui (after boot menu).

It has worked without any issues for 4 other pc, can someone please advise what to do.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:19 PM

Hi,

 

I use the + and - keys to navigate up and down my BIOS - might be worth trying on this boot menu.

 

If not, can you supply some more details, such as what CD this boot menu is on?

 

I take it from what you say, that whatever bootloader and operating system you are using, is on a CD (or DVD), and not installed on your computer. Is that correct?

 

 



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 02:41 PM

I tried the + -, nothing. but I should've mentioned that when I tried to press the f keys again this did nothing.

And yes it's not installed on the computer. It's on a DVD. It's a new build you see.

Not sure on cd title. Will be in work first thing and can give exact details.

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 05:49 PM

It's a new build you see.

 

 

That's useful info as well.

 

Considering the DVD works on other computers, and you can presumably navigate this same menu on them, I wonder if this thread wouldn't be better off in the hardware section of the forum.



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Posted 09 October 2014 - 08:54 PM

 

Not sure on cd title.

 

It has worked without any issues for 4 other pc,

So what is it? Ubuntu, RedHat, Fredora? Try a diffrerent keyboard.

 

 

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

Hi, my arrow keys won't let me navigate up and down on my CD boot menu.

They do in the bios (before this menu) and in the gui (after boot menu).

It has worked without any issues for 4 other pc, can someone please advise what to do.

 

I have had a similar experience when I was using a PCI USB expansion card to power my keyboard, so it might be worth making sure your keyboard is plugged into a USB port that is being probed early on in the boot process.

 

The only other cause (That I am aware of, anyway) would be a rare bug, that mostly affects older systems, where the early boot process can't automatically probe for the keyboard, and a kernel parameter must be set to correct the issue. However, while I did say this mostly affects older hardware, it has been known to occur on some newer hardware too.

 

Please come back and let us all know if you find a solution.


Edited by Kaosu, 14 October 2014 - 05:53 PM.





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