XP doesn't recognize my keyboard?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by eliotschreiner, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. eliotschreiner macrumors member

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    I've started installing XP onto my iMac, and it's at the screen where it asks what partition it should be installed on. In order to select a partition, I'm supposed to use the arrow keys on my keyboard, but my keyboard doesn't seem to be recognized by the installer, as well as other keyboards I've tried. So now I can't install windows. How can I get it to work?
     
  2. eliotschreiner thread starter macrumors member

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    Anyone wanna help me out on this one?




    ... please?
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    I have no solution, but I am going to offer an alternative.

    http://www.virtualbox.org/

    Virtualbox is a free kernal emulator. You can easily install Windows and other OS's within it. I use it and it works a dream. And you don't need to re-boot your computer.
     
  4. eliotschreiner thread starter macrumors member

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    is it possible to install a virtual machine, then boot into it using boot camp?
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    No. Sorry.
     

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