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Linux ubuntu live cd not recognizing laptop keyboard during install

Discussion in 'Software' started by OneSeventeen, 29 Apr 2005.

  1. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    I've got a shiny new Ubuntu Live CD for my athlon 64 laptop (HP Pavilion zv6005US). It gets to the screen where it asks me what to boot, I type in something like:
    boot# live vga=771 noapic
    (sp?)

    And it starts up the debian installer. The first screen is asking for my language, and I cannot get past that. Another guy on the ubuntu forums is having the same problem, but he said using the "6" key as enter worked fine, but of course the keyboard was mapped all crazy so it didn't matter much anyway after that.

    Is there anyone here who is familiar with laptops and linux and the debian installer that might have had similar issues in the past?

    If so... HELP! I'd really like to dual boot ubuntu 64, since I have a 64 bit processor & all.
     
  2. OneSeventeen

    OneSeventeen Oooh Shiny!

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    For those of you with similar problems, holding down the "fn" and left-shift keys for about 3 or 4 seconds did the trick!

    Found this out on the Ubuntu forums, some guy must have been trying for hours! Glad he found a fix!
     
  3. Renko

    Renko New Member

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    Cheers, I've had the same problem a couple of times on my laptop. Might have come in handy if I hadn't just put it on fleabay :duh: But thatnks for telling everyone how you solved it! Most annoying thing in the world when people ask questions and then just come back and only say "it's ok, I've solved it!"
     
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