Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88390
ps/2 keyboard is disabled during install - install impossible
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:53 EDT
Description of problem:
On a Dell 350 and a Dell 8250, if you use a PS/2 keyboard it is disabled very
early in the install process making installation impossible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to boot from CDROM
2. You can hit enter at the first screen or type "linux text".
3. Once you get to the screen where you are given the option of testing the
CDROM the keyboard is dead.
This is a Dell 350 with 6 USB ports. Same problem on Dell 8250. Only
workaround is to use a USB keyboard and mouse. Both RedHat 8 and RedHat 9
display the problem.
Disabling USB from the BIOS allows normal installation. I can install now so
the priority (for me) is much lower.
I think this is a kernel issue
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/