Description of problem:
When booting Dell Dimension E520 (and possibly others) using the Fedora 9 beta
install DVD, they keyboard is initially not accessible. For example, the items
in the first boot menu cannot be selected using the keyboard. After the first
menu timeouts, the install proceeds normally. In the later stage the keyboard
works just fine. The problem is that it is not possible make any other than the
default choice in the initial boot menu. For example, memory test cannot be
I think this happens with previous versions of Fedora as well so it is not
specific to Fedora 9 beta.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
IIRC, this is actually a BIOS bug that's fixed in a newer BIOS for that machine.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Can't fix a bios bug in syslinux