I installed Ubuntu alongside windows 7. Now when I get to the menu to select my keyboard will not work so I cannot choose any os to boot. My keyboard works in bios. And I have checked and legacy is enabled. I don't have another keyboard to test. And frankly I'd rather not go buy one. This is very annoying that I can't even boot once... Any help is appreciated.

  • Not a solution but have you tried changing the USB port where the keyboard is connected? I'm assuming is an USB, not PS/2 – animaletdesequia May 30 '14 at 21:47
  • It is USB. Tried different ports. Did not solve it. – user286973 May 30 '14 at 21:52
  • Have you tried to boot from liveCD/USB? If yes, does it behave the same? – hmayag May 30 '14 at 22:10
  • I have a USB drive and can select "try Ubuntu" if that's what you are referring to... In that case it works and boots Ubuntu. But I never have to select the os in grub. So "works" is a somewhat relative term. – user286973 May 30 '14 at 23:00
  • Is there a BIOS option to enable the USB Keyboard ? – TuKsn May 30 '14 at 23:06

Have you tried to grub? Perhaps updating/repairing it work.


  • I am not sure what you mean by that. I am a linux noob. So be gentle. But I'm not how to do that. My keyboard doesn't work so I cannot do anything... I can try to reinstall. If that's what you're saying. But I'd rather see if there is an easy fix – user286973 May 30 '14 at 21:55
  • It repairs the boot. You may need to use your startup usb and there is a boot repair software. I have faced your issue twice. Once I resolved through this method. Other maybe your graphics card software. What's your Graphic Card? In the second case, choosing propriety driver instead of nouveau had fixed the issue. – invictus Jun 2 '14 at 16:54

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