no keyboard when installing centos 7 from USB

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jody
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no keyboard when installing centos 7 from USB

Post by jody » 2018/05/18 10:01:14

I created a USB stick to install CentOs (CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1804.iso) on a Surface Notebook.

The installation from the USB stick starts up normally, and on the first "screen" i can use the 'up' and 'down' keys to select the 'install CentOS' item.
But on the first graphical Centos screen, selection of language, the keyboard doesn't work anymore; neither does it work in any of the other pages.
However, i can move the mouse pointer and perform clicks with the touchpad.

Is there a way to fix this problem?


(EDIT: corrected typo in the subject)
Last edited by jody on 2018/05/18 14:50:35, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: no keyboardd when installing centos 7 from USB

Post by tunk » 2018/05/18 12:12:37

How did you make the memory stick? Some methods doesn't work.
https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey

jody
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Re: no keyboard when installing centos 7 from USB

Post by jody » 2018/05/18 14:49:56

I downloaded the iso to my gentoo machine and used

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dd -if=CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1804.iso of=/dev/sde bs=1M
where /dev/sde refers to my USB stick (i think it is USB-3, because parts of the plug are colored blue)

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Re: no keyboard when installing centos 7 from USB

Post by TrevorH » 2018/05/18 17:48:53

Does it have a BIOS you can get into? Does it help to disable USB3 in there if so? Does it have a legacy USB option?
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Re: no keyboard when installing centos 7 from USB

Post by jody » 2018/05/18 19:27:48

It has a UEFI screen you can enter at boot time, but not a 'normal' BIOS.

However, i can't go there at the moment - for some reason something called BitLocker wants a recovery key but i haven't got one...

I'll try to restore the notebook to factory settings and then check for USB3 disabling or legacy USB.,

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