Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 300331
USB Keyboard does not work during boot selection on Dell Precision 690
Last modified: 2008-06-04 10:44:28 EDT
Description of problem:
On my Dell Precision 690, when booting from the F8test2 LiveCD, the USB keyboard
is dead during the boot selection screen so that I cannot select any other boot
option. I just have to wait for the timeout to select the default option. Before
the menu (pressing f12 to trigger the boot to CD) and once the system boots up
(at the password prompt), the USB keyboard works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always. The only LiveCD that will allow me to select a boot option is the Ubuntu
7.04 64-bit version.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with LiveCD
2. Try to select something other than the default boot option
System not recognizing key presses.
Should be able to scroll up and down and pick boot option or memory test, etc.
Originally reported in Bug 227745 but I thought that I would separate it out as
it is different enough to be independent (different arch).
It seems that Ubuntu 7.04 LiveCD in both 32bit and 64 bit variants, which are
based on Isolinux 3.11, allow the keyboard to work on this system.
UBCD v4.1.1 shares the same problem as Fedora LiveCDs.
This problem is still present with the rawhide-20070925 LiveCD that uses
Please try Fedora 8 Test 3. there was a syslinux bug fixed at the last minute
I didn't see your comment before I went and upgraded the BIOS from A03 to A06.
Now the boot menu works as expected but unfortunately I cannot verify the
functionality of any last minute workabounds to make syslinux work with A03 now.
Since UBCD v4.1.1 seems to work now too, it seems to be primarily a BIOS bug. I
don't know if this is something worth mentioning in the Release Notes for F8?
This bug also happens with a Dell Dimension 5150 with Fedora 8 Test 3 Live CD.
Also with rawhide-i686-20071019 Live CD.
In this machine I can't actually boot the Live CD so it may be a different problem.
Same problema here: Dell OptPlex GX620, BIOS version: A11
It happens with F8 (final realease) both install DVD and LiveCD.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 240866 ***