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Windows 7: Keyboard in BIOS

16 Jan 2010   #1
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 
Keyboard in BIOS

So, one day i got a new harddisk, and decided to install 64-bit Win 7 pro on it (I had 32-bit). Anyway, i have a Apple Aluminium keyboard, which works fine in Windows (and Ubuntu, ill get to that). Anyway, then a few days ago, i installed Ubuntu again, and everything went well, made a new partition for it, installed, works good.

But while installing, i noticed that when i tried to go to BIOS, to change the boot order etc, my keyboard wouldnt work!

Well, i brought (not bought) a second keyboard, and was able to press f12 just fine. However, i have a problem now. When the computer starts, the GRUB menu pops up, which lets me choose between Windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is first on the list, so it waits 10 sec, and starts it. However, since my keyboard doesnt work, i cant scroll down to Windows. When i get to windows, it works fine, as in Ubuntu. Every time i have to plug in the other keyboard, and hit down a few times, and press enter ( to get to windows)

Now im not sure if this is a Windows issue, but since you guys here know everything, i figured i'd ask you. Thanks for your help!


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16 Jan 2010   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
So, one day i got a new harddisk, and decided to install 64-bit Win 7 pro on it (I had 32-bit). Anyway, i have a Apple Aluminium keyboard, which works fine in Windows (and Ubuntu, ill get to that). Anyway, then a few days ago, i installed Ubuntu again, and everything went well, made a new partition for it, installed, works good.

But while installing, i noticed that when i tried to go to BIOS, to change the boot order etc, my keyboard wouldnt work!

Well, i brought (not bought) a second keyboard, and was able to press f12 just fine. However, i have a problem now. When the computer starts, the GRUB menu pops up, which lets me choose between Windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is first on the list, so it waits 10 sec, and starts it. However, since my keyboard doesnt work, i cant scroll down to Windows. When i get to windows, it works fine, as in Ubuntu. Every time i have to plug in the other keyboard, and hit down a few times, and press enter ( to get to windows)

Now im not sure if this is a Windows issue, but since you guys here know everything, i figured i'd ask you. Thanks for your help!
I am guessing that your keyboard is a USB, correct? I recently discovered that if it is plugged into a USB slot card, it will not boot into the Bios. You need to plug it into a USB slot that attaches to the Motherboard. Most computers have two of them on the front under the power button. Try plugging into that and it should allow you to boot into the Bios.
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17 Jan 2010   #3
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coolness View Post
So, one day i got a new harddisk, and decided to install 64-bit Win 7 pro on it (I had 32-bit). Anyway, i have a Apple Aluminium keyboard, which works fine in Windows (and Ubuntu, ill get to that). Anyway, then a few days ago, i installed Ubuntu again, and everything went well, made a new partition for it, installed, works good.

But while installing, i noticed that when i tried to go to BIOS, to change the boot order etc, my keyboard wouldnt work!

Well, i brought (not bought) a second keyboard, and was able to press f12 just fine. However, i have a problem now. When the computer starts, the GRUB menu pops up, which lets me choose between Windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is first on the list, so it waits 10 sec, and starts it. However, since my keyboard doesnt work, i cant scroll down to Windows. When i get to windows, it works fine, as in Ubuntu. Every time i have to plug in the other keyboard, and hit down a few times, and press enter ( to get to windows)

Now im not sure if this is a Windows issue, but since you guys here know everything, i figured i'd ask you. Thanks for your help!
I am guessing that your keyboard is a USB, correct? I recently discovered that if it is plugged into a USB slot card, it will not boot into the Bios. You need to plug it into a USB slot that attaches to the Motherboard. Most computers have two of them on the front under the power button. Try plugging into that and it should allow you to boot into the Bios.
Thanks for your reply! Ill check, now...

EDIT: It worked! At first i was like "thats stupid, thats never gonna work..." But then it worked! Thanks!
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