Hardy 8.04 Alt. Install fails with A11 BIOS on Dell GX520

Bug #239091 reported by Zerosity on 2008-06-11
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Alternate version from CD-ROM on a Dell Optiplex GX520 with A11 BIOS fails. As soon as the boot loader shows the language selection screen, the keyboard is locked. I used a Dell USB multimedia keyboard during these attempts, so I'm not sure if a PS/2 keyboard would have the same issue. I attempted to change some BIOS settings, but nothing was working. I still had a Win32 install on the machine, so I grabbed A10 BIOS from Dell's site and downgraded the BIOS. Attempted the install again and now it's working great.

Thomas Hotz (thotz) wrote :

Is this issue still present with newer Ubuntu versions? Thank you for telling us!

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for debian-installer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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