linux won't boot without a keyboard

Hamish Neil Moffatt (
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 19:38:25 +1100 (EDT)

On a system here (Shuttle HOT-433, 486 PCI motherboard, with AMD 5x86-133
fitted), Linux (2.0.25) won't boot without a keyboard attached.
LILO loads, loads Linux; I get "Loading Linux ....."; then it waits
forever, until a keyboard is plugged in. Once the keyboard
is connected it resumes immediately. Keyboard is set to absent
in the (AMI) BIOS; we'd prefer not to have a keyboard attached
because this machine will be in a server environment off our premises.
Couldn't see anything in the BootPrompt-HOWTO about this.

Any ideas?

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