Friday Night Install

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  1. HDPete

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    I haven't been drinking... yet...

    I have installed otheros and rebooted with the YDL DVD in the drive. It goes through the various text startup screens and pauses at kboot.

    If I then leave it, it boots into Anaconda installation where I can select the Keyboard layout. The mouse and keyboard are functioning at this point.

    When I select 'Next', the button is pressed in but remains pressed and the installation doesn't go any further. I can't go 'back'. If I press the power button on the PS3, YDL carries out a graceful shutdown - so it hasn't completely frozen.

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Further info:
    The USB drive has the otheros.bld & otheros.self in the \ps3\otheros directory.

    There isn't a network connection. The latest attempt at instal has frozen at the 'Loading gelic_net driver...' screen.

    Could it be a lack of n/wk causing this?
     
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    Lack of network should be fine, v5.0 installed for me like that. Maybe a bad download or burn?
     
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    I'm going through a full format of the HDD, whereas I did Quick format before. Don't think it'll make a difference, but at least I know it's completely fresh.

    The keyboard is a PS2 keyboard going through a ps2 to usb converter. It's all just serial signals and the keyboard works up until the 'Next' screen.

    Will try a direct USB keyboard tomorrow (after the format completes (3h55m!!)).

    Thanks for your help
     
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    The format type makes no difference,it just seems your keyboard isn't recognised by Linux.
     

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