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    grub hanging after fresh install mint helena


    Hi all
    Bit new to linux but what i saw with gloria in my opinion was a better os than windows.
    Just done a fresh install with helena on my sata drive and a dual boot with xp pro which is on my on my ide drive my problem is on boot I get to grub loading then boot hangs for 5 minutes before the dual boot screen appears and when it does I can not move up or down to select any options eventually however helena does start.
    Can anyone help with this?
    Thanks Macone

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    If you are using a USB keyboard, make sure 'Legacy USB' is enabled in the BIOS to fix the keyboard at the grub screen problem.

    The pause during boot could also be BIOS issue. Check the Drive config in the BIOS. Try it as 'Legacy IDE', AHCI, Enhanced SATA, etc depending on what options your BIOS has. AHCI is best for Linux even if BIOS says Vista Only, but XP may not like it. You may have to experiment to find the best setting for both OSes.

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    Its USB problem only. Toggle Legacy USB Support in BIOS.

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    Hi
    Graphics card is a radeon 9200 SE
    MB is Epox 4PDA2
    Can't find legacy support in bios
    Both usb keyboard and mouse are enabled in bios.
    Any further help would be much apreciated

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    If you don't select anything in GRUB Menu, which OS boot up? Do Keyboard and mouse work fine after booting up OS?
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    Helena boots keyboard and mouse work fine

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    It means problem is during Boot Loader input only. Check BIOS again for anything related to USB Support. I will look into Epox 4PDA2's manual too.
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    Hi devils casper thanks for your input looking forward to hearing further from you .Macone

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