Alright, i’m not a total noob, but pretty close. I have a dual-boot SUSE/XP box that SUSE is a recent installation. I cannot choose from the boot option menu because my wireless USB keyboard/mouse drivers are not loaded yet. I know about turning on Legacy USB within the BIOS. It’s on, but it won’t work because all of my on-board USB ports are fried and don’t work, so I have 2 PCI USB controllers installed on my computer. How can I configure these before boot? Or would it be easier to just configure it to default to XP because that’s where I do most of my work, i’m just working with SUSE for fun and to get myself aquainted with Linux. I don’t have a PS/2 keyboard banging around, and the Wireless Desktop(M$) is only one USB plug, so I can’t use a USB/PS/2 converter plug. Please help me out.
Sorry, no magic answers with the constraints you laid on this.
PS2 keyboards are not expensive.
Yeah, I didn’t think so, thanks for the quick reply. Well, how would I rearrange my boot options so XP is the default, and when I want to muck around with SUSE, I can steal my roomies PS/2? Do I just remove the -default setting and change it in the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, or do I actually have to rearrange everything?
If you are able to boot to KDE, you can then reboot at any time direct to WinXP (via grub) with no keystrokes necessary. But I do not believe if you change the default boot to WinXP that you will be able to boot to openSUSE.
Further to this, if you are a Gnome user, you can use grubonce:
Why is GNOME missing features? - openSUSE Forums
which is based on the openSUSE wiki:
Reboot from CLI to selective partitions - openSUSE
Thank you oldcpu, it worked perfectly. It might take a little longer, but I can live with it. And the little battle of words with the user on the link, priceless.