The triple-boot may be causing the problem. If you are willing to remove one of the operating systems, your keyboard may begin to work again during boot. I have heard about various problems with triple booting, some with hardware failures, some with software failures. Only delete the OS if you are an experienced user.
NOTE: If you do choose to delete one of the OS, make sure to back up all of the files on the drive (pictures, documents)through window's "My Computer". One thing worse than losing an OS is losing memories!!!
This is a first time for me on the CNET forums, though I have been a member on CNET for quite sometime. Let's get to the problem.
I am triple booting my system with Windows XP, Ubuntu 7.0.4 and Fedora 7.Yesterday I noticed that my keyboard no longer works during startup i.e when my system boots up, and I want to choose a different operating system from the grub (bootloader for the three operating systems)the keyboard does not respond. The default entry for the grub is Windows XP. So I have to wait for 9 secs (default) for Windows to boot up. But I am unable to select Ubuntu or Fedora, or for that matter I am unable to do anything with the keyboard during boot. I can't even enter the Bios setup. I thought this was a hardware problem and that probably my keyboard was malfunctioning. The keyboard was a USB Keyboard. But then I replaced it with a P/S 2 Keyboard, but no luck. So, I am left with nothing but XP. Anyone has answers to this?