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    strange installation problem

    i am trying to install mandrake 10.0
    i put the CD in and start to install it. after it "detects my USB devices" and "loads the files onto memory" it asks me the choose my language but from there on it doesn't do anything, no matter what keys i press... i think that either the keyboard stops working or my computer freezes, but i am not sure.... anyone know how to solve the problem..

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    oops sorry... i guess the problem was my keyboard.. it was a OEM compaq USB keyboard and i replaced it with a OEM dell ps/2 keyboard

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    yes,some usb keyboards are not supported in linux ...i had the same proble in the past..
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    actualy, they are, its just during the install you might have problems with the automatic detection, once you get into a linux enviroment, you can change the settings (especialy if you are using X) to work with ur keyboard.
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    Linux User Muser's Avatar
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    in my experience with the mandrake 10 installer, which I've used more than a few times, USB devices sometimes seem to trip it up, even devices that it does support!

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