So I have been in Ubuntu 100% since the release of Hardy. I have found that I can run most of the Win programs I still require in WINE or Virtual Box with little to no errors. Unfortunately there are still a few Windows apps that I need to run at this time until I find better options in Linux. So I have started the process to go back to a Dual boot leaving only 10 gigs for the Windows Partition.
I had done this previously using Ubuntu 7.10 and had no problems on this same computer. But now, when I load GRUB it won't see my keyboard. I can get into the Bios and such, and the keyboard works great but I can't select with OS I want to use. I have looked through a number of blog posts, forum posts and this seems to be a regular issue. The only real solution is to not use the USB keyboard. This is not an option for me. I have a PS/2 keyboard, I have a bunch of them. But this particular keyboard is pricey and large. I don't have small hands and so typing on small regular keyboards is a pain, which leads to laptop keyboards being near impossible for a lot of typing.
I don't want to instal 7.10 if I don't have to, I like 8.04 and got used to the changes. I like Hardy a lot. I can do all my work inside Windows, but I don't want to. I can't do ALL my work in Linux at this time, and until I can dual boot is gonna be my only option.
I must find a solution to this or be forced to revert to 7.10.
Can anyone help? I have set and reset my keyboard in BIOS and I have tried anything else I can think of.
Thanks in advance for any help