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BIOS Boot Question

Postby animaguy on Sun May 06, 2012 8:04 pm

DISCLAIMER:
I do not know if this is strictly a BIOS question.
I do not know if this is a newbie question.

BACKGROUND:
I own a desktop with a GIGABYTE motherboard and AWARD BIOS. The HDD started with Windows 7. I decided to delete the dedicated Windows 7 OS and replace the OS with LMDE 2012 64-bit xfce.

PROBLEM:
When I press F12 during start up to manually choose the boot order in the BIOS the keyboard and mouse become disabled and I am unable to choose and option. So I end up reseting the computer. So I instead just set the boot order in the menu when I press F9 instead and the computer ends up choosing the CD/DVD option automatically when I install a LIVE Linux DVD. (DVDs are the only mediums I use for Linux distro isos)

QUESTION:
Does anyone on this forum know how to fix the problem I have with the keyboard and mouse when I press F12 on startup?

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Re: BIOS Boot Question

Postby Oscar799 on Mon May 07, 2012 4:04 pm

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Re: BIOS Boot Question

Postby Uncle Spellbinder on Mon May 07, 2012 9:22 pm

Are they wireless mouse & keyboard by chance? I had this issue with Debian. Had to use a wired keyboard and mouse to get through the install.
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Re: BIOS Boot Question

Postby animaguy on Tue May 08, 2012 11:48 am

No, the mouse and keyboard are wired and usb.

I noticed on the desktop the old input plugs for mouse and keyboard.

Thanks for the response.

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Re: BIOS Boot Question

Postby DrHu on Tue May 08, 2012 1:24 pm

animaguy wrote:...I own a desktop with a GIGABYTE motherboard and AWARD BIOS

Motherboard model and specs will help..

Award bios, general -- your query
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=454961
  • How are the hard drivers connected, do you have an MBR on the first bootaabe drive/1st partition..
  • and the boot order, do you put CD first or do you start with the hard drives (device that will have the OS installed into..)
  • Sata or Pata drives ?
  • Any devices you don't need, such as a floppy scan on boot ?
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=454961
--is it an EFI motherboard: that raises the odds of something not working well..
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Re: BIOS Boot Question

Postby äxl on Thu May 10, 2012 3:17 am

animaguy wrote:When I press F12 during start up to manually choose the boot order in the BIOS

Is that the menu to choose from drives? You can set that up in the BIOS itself, you know?
the keyboard and mouse become disabled and I am unable to choose and option. So I end up reseting the computer. So I instead just set the boot order in the menu when I press F9 instead

Or is the boot drive chosen and just can't find your Linux/GRUB?
Try http://www.supergrubdisk.org/super-grub2-disk/
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BIOS Boot Question

Postby animaguy on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:54 pm

I found the solution to the problem.

The bios has a setting for the mouse and keyboard under Integrated Peripherals.

To activate enable the mouse and keyboard.

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