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Re: First keystroke works, more do not

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: First keystroke works, more do not
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 13:40:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110006 (No Gnus v0.6) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

Hi Dominik,

"Dominik Epple" <address@hidden> writes:

> using grub-pc 1.96 from debian testing, booting with grub works
> fine. If one does not touch the keyboard. If I touch any key, the
> following things happen:
> 1. The keytroke has the expected result, e.g. selecting the next boot
> image, or going into the command editor when pressing 'e', etc.
> 2. The count down for automatic booting stops 3. Further keystrokes do
> not work 4. The combination of 2. and 3. means that the system will
> not boot, and I need to reset the machine.
> Well... this is on a Mac Pro (early 2008) with its standard USB
> keyboard. Grub is invoked after rEFIt has done the first stage of
> booting. Grub is installed into the MBR of the linux partition. The
> disk is partitioned like bootcamp does it (using a GPT Partition
> Table, and mirroring the partion layout into the MBR partition (that
> should be the protective MBR partition...)), with four partitions
> (standard bootcamp partitioning includes three partitions).

This is a known problem when working with the Mac.  Actually, GRUB
Legacy has the same problem.  Here a hack is used by some
distributions to work around this problem.  So I assume a firmware
update might fix this.

I am not sure if I want this hack in GRUB 2, as it involved busy


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