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Old 6th August 2007, 12:03 PM
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ok, thanks - is it easy to enable? ive never edited bios settings before... i'm using windows xp
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Old 6th August 2007, 06:48 PM
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on the dell setup screen (f2 from boot) i cant see anything about usb legacy - there's an option to se the usb controller to 'on' 'off' or 'no boot' but i cant see any usb legacy setting... does anyone know where i can turn on usb legacy?
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Old 6th August 2007, 07:09 PM
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on the dell setup screen (f2 from boot) i cant see anything about usb legacy - there's an option to se the usb controller to 'on' 'off' or 'no boot' but i cant see any usb legacy setting... does anyone know where i can turn on usb legacy?
Try reading the BIOS manual?
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Old 22nd September 2007, 06:41 PM
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edd=skipmbr

in my dell dimention 5150 computer, i use the parameter edd=skipmbr, then it works. Now I am using Fedora 7 now.
good luck!
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Old 23rd September 2007, 11:20 PM
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where abouts do you use that parameter?
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Old 24th September 2007, 10:34 AM
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when the computer has booted from the Fedora 7 DVD and "Welcome to Fedora 7" screen displays.
Press TAB and add edd=skipmbr at the tail of the line.Then it's OK.
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Old 24th September 2007, 09:09 PM
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cheers boss - i'll have a go at that tomorrow.
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Old 25th September 2007, 08:23 AM
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ahhh crap... for some reason (probably something I've done) my keyboard's not working in the fedora 7 boot screen - i dont think i've changed any bios settings. but i was having a play around when trying to get this to work...

I've got a dell 5150 with a usb keyboard/mouse - dont suppose anyone's got any suggestions?
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Old 26th September 2007, 02:34 AM
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When you first start up hit the key to go into the BIOS settings and try enabling USB legacy support.
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Old 27th September 2007, 03:01 AM
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I cant find an option for usb legacy, and i've tried playing with the only usb option (usb support to on/off/no boot).

This is so annoying, cause this menu part was working fine before, but it was freezing during install, now i've found solution to the installation, the menu part isn't working!

If anyone has any other suggestions I would be very grateful - is there a more detailed way to adjust my bios settings like a gui in windows that might have the usb legacy setting?

Thanks
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Old 27th September 2007, 07:29 AM
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If there is no USB legacy support option in your BIOS then can you try borrowing and installing a ps/2 keyboard and mouse just to get it installed? After that you should be able to use the usb again.
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Old 27th September 2007, 02:11 PM
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use BIOS version A05 not A07

Quote:
Originally Posted by thomwickes
ahhh crap... for some reason (probably something I've done) my keyboard's not working in the fedora 7 boot screen - i dont think i've changed any bios settings. but i was having a play around when trying to get this to work...

I've got a dell 5150 with a usb keyboard/mouse - dont suppose anyone's got any suggestions?

My computer is dell 5150 too, I got the same problem as you.
Do not use the BIOS of version A07, use the A05.
When using A07, the keyboard will not work in boot screen.

Dell has a tool to update the BIOS version, but you must run it in Windows.
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Old 27th September 2007, 02:14 PM
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If there is no USB legacy support option in your BIOS then can you try borrowing and installing a ps/2 keyboard and mouse just to get it installed? After that you should be able to use the usb again.
It is not a easy thing to use a ps/2 keyboard and mouse on DELL 5150.
It only has the USB interfaces.
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Old 27th September 2007, 02:17 PM
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It seems DELL 5150 is not friendly with Fedora 7.
I have installed F7 on my computer after trying many times and many methods.

But the desktop effects do not run well. After using the effects for a while F7 will crash!!

But the effects is cool really.
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Old 27th September 2007, 02:24 PM
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i think that..........

may be you have sata harddisk in your computer so thats why it hangs while setup .
try this command to setup in sata harddisk
linux pci=nommconf all-generic-ide
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