I'm not sure if I'm wording this correctly, or if it's even possible, but is there any way to make my keyboard available sooner? I can use it once Ubuntu's purple screen comes up, but I can't use it to get into BIOS. Is there a command or a document that controls this?
It turns out my keyboard works in two ports, but only one of them will give me access to bios. I inadvertently figured this out by having both keyboards plugged in at the same time. At least that seems to be what happened, either way, thanks a lot for the help.