Upgrade from Redhat 9 to Fedora Core 3 - Search for answers

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 00:27:41 UTC 2005

On 6/14/05, Leila Lappin <damovand at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am researching some online sources to figure out my
> problem with Fedora install hanging.  There's been
> some suggestions already, and if I understand them
> correctly, that the install kernel may be incompatible
> with USB keyboard (from this site
> http://www.rhil.net/docs/faq.html#install_dies).  Then
> I found this site
> (http://www.vidarholen.net/contents/linuxtips/) and
> the following excerpts from it:
> ==== Linux problems with solution ===
> Problem:
> USB mouse using /dev/psaux, the ps/2 mouse device.
> Cause:
> Bios usb legacy support in action, probably because
> Linux didn't probe for USB devices (which causes the
> bios to release control of them).
> Solution:
> Compile the kernel with USB support, Input Core and
> Reason:
> Duh.
> =======================
> I checked my dmesg and found these two lines:
>    hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
>    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
> Comparing my setup with the above I am concluding that
> the problem is indeed the bios USB legacy support in
> action.  So what can I do to fix this for the install
> kernel?
> Thanks Leila

   Do you actually use a USB keyboard? If so can you local an old PS2
keyboard to see if usign it solves your problem?

   I did a bit of Googling but couldn't find a list of all the boot
options for the FC3 kernels. I'll keep poking around while I work on
my problems here.


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