I'm trying to use an old laptop of which the keyboard does not work. I think a drink has been spilled over it a long time ago. This is not the problem, I'm just using an external keyboard via USB.
When I boot, the laptop goes into the grub menu, but it starts beeping quite loudly even after I selected ubuntu to boot. I found the following post How do I get GNU Grub to stop beeping and allow me to select an option from the boot menu? of which the first answer seems to agree with my problem. I think some key may have been short circuited. Also when the screen after the boot menu shows, it seems that indeed a key is pressed continuously (the screen writes 'aaaaaaaaaa..'). So probably the grub detects the notworking keyboard our can't handle the short circuited keys or something?
So my question is, how do I stop it from beeping? I can use this laptop, once it has booted it works well with an external keyboard, but the beeping is really annoying.
Btw, the ubuntu version is 10.4.