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Re: Grub and USB Keyboard

From: Derrik Pates
Subject: Re: Grub and USB Keyboard
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 23:53:58 -0600
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On Fri, Apr 12, 2002 at 09:53:48PM -0400, Daniel Button wrote:
>       I have tried the latest version that I found at the ftp site.  This was
> Grub 0.91.  I compiled it using the defaults and installed it to a floppy.
> I then booted the floppy.  I did not configure it for a menu.  I did not
> have any keyboard control at all.  I rebooted and booted through the Windows
> boot manager and things worked as expected.

Does anyone know if the Windows NT boot manager and LILO run in real
mode? I know GRUB kicks the system into protected mode, and I believe
that some lame BIOS makers are putting in legacy keyboard emulation code
that only works in real mode, not protected mode. If LILO and the NT
boot manager both run in real mode, that would seem to confirm my

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