intro and grub question

Lokeey lokeey at
Wed Feb 14 16:52:06 UTC 2007

not a grub expert either, but like bryann said, try using a different
keyboard. i had the same problem expect mine was on a NEWER system, which
was very odd. the default setting was PS2 and I was using a USB keyboard. as
soon as I was able to access the bios before booting up, i made the change
and haven't had any issues since.

On 2/14/07, Bry Paula Melvin <brymelvin at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 09:47 -0600, Tim M wrote:
> > Hi, I am trying to install Kubuntu on my backup computer. My main
> computer
> > uses dual boots Ubuntu and XP (for my scanner). The backup computer uses
> > Ubuntu and I had wanted to dual boot between Ubuntu an Kubuntu but I am
> > having a problem with the boot loader or maybe the BIOS. When the boot
> > loader starts I don't have access to the keyboard! So it boots into
> where
> > system is default. For some reason I cannot get into the BIOS on that HP
> 850
> > mhz motherboard. No matter what key I hit it simply will not go into
> setup.
> > So, can anyone tell me how to edit grub so I can switch default OS's? I
> > tried once before and ended up with a REAL MESS.
> > Thanks, Tim
> >
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> You didn't give the computer particulars...but is this perchance one of
> the designs inherited from the compaq hp merger that uses f10 for setup?
> Is this a usb keyboard...on an older machine sometimes there is a
> "legacy usb" setting in the bios needed to access a usb keyboard or
> mouse"
> In which case you would need to use a ps2 keyboard to access the
> bios...ran into this back with OS/2 a few years ago when changing to usb
> wireless keyboards etc.
> not a grub expert so can't help much there ...use yaboot mostly now
> (powerpc)
> Bryann
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