install freebsd with usb keyboard
jhfoo at nexlabs.com
Sun Dec 4 19:14:15 PST 2005
I've recently installed FBSD 5.4 onto a Dell via a USB keyboard without much
The trick may be in your bios: you may want to check if you enabled USB
keyboard during bootup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don LoCrasto" <dlocrasto at bayarea.net>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:10 AM
Subject: install freebsd with usb keyboard
> I'm trying to install 5.4 with a usb keyboard. I saw the suggestion below
on freebsd.org, however the keyboard doesn't work to allow me to select
> Any suggestions?
> >***During the boot process***** before you ever get to sysinstall, when
> >daemon shows up on the screen and you're given a menu with several
> >if you look closely, option seven (7) must be chosen to use a usb
> >**during the install**.
> >If you're waiting until the sysinstall appears, that's way too late. You
> >need to chose option 7 before the kernel even loads, almost immediately
> >after the system boots.
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