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.

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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