why when i place a live cd into my bootcamp my keyboard or mouse will not work?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    I clicked on the cd using bootcamp and I could not get my keyboard to work to select the option I wanted?

    Also if I boot into windows how do you load a live cd and how do you get into the bios?
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Are you using a wireless keyboard/mouse? Those won't work in a Live CD environment. You'll need to use a wired keyboard and mouse instead.

    As for your second question: There is no BIOS to get into. Then again, you don't need to go in there just to load a Live CD. Insert it, reboot your Mac, hold down the Option key after the startup chime sounds - this will summon the boot manager. Select the CD. Presto - your Mac will boot from the disc.
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    they are weird keyboard and mouse I tried what you said about clicking on the cd under bootcamp and my keyboard wont work.
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    Try to do it with the keyboard and mouse you got with your mac. It should work.

    p.s. what exactly do you mean with weird keyboard and mouse? Did you need to install drivers on mac os x to make it work?
  5. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006

    I don't own them anymore :(

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