Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152649
Loosing USB keyboard and mouse when noprobe option is used during RHEL 4 installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
Description of problem:
If 'noprobe' option is used during RHEL4 installation, we don't have any USB
keyboard and mouse functionality.
On a platform that has usb keyboard and mouse (no ps/2), start RHEL 4
installation with noprobe option.
This fails on all architectures.
With RHEL4, noprobe is really starting to imply more of "noprobe". There are
finer grained options for specifying if you don't want just, for example,
storage or network probing.
nonet - don't load network drivers
nostorage - don't load storage (scsi) drivers
nousb - don't load usb drivers
nofirewire - don't load firewire drivers (not relevant for rhel)
noprobe - the combination of all of the above.
That's good to know. Just to be sure. which option is used to prevent usb-
storage from loading, nousb or nostorage?
nousbstorage is a specific option that catches just usb-storage (and actually,
it doesn't get caught by nostorage... which is probably a bug or at least a
misfeature :). nousb will cause nousbstorage since you can't load usb-storage
without an hcd.