:Sorry, missed the "NEXT PAGE" in the bottom right corner. (No delete available and erasure of ramblings even more foolish.):
When originally installing 7.0, ran into a similar problem initially. Turned out that the BIOS was set to check for k-board and mouse. Reset to keyboard-less, mouse-less and diskette-less, plugged in USB wireless keyboard and PASSED, until it got to the keyboard installation...
As to 9.X, using XP and LGs PowerGo2, erased, created bootable DVD, then downloaded 9.X DVD live 32. Saved iso to harddisk (desktop) and when verify finished burned a bootable data DVD. Where the 7.0 stopped, 9.0 had no issues, it even recognized the vanilla brand MS Media Center keyboard with no issues...
Looking over the bootlog for some reason your USB devices are not responding to the init query. It may be that your BIOS may need to be toggled wrt the USB or keyboard settings. I noticed no discussion wrt your BIOS so curious if you have explored that option?
Last edited by ldavidcooke; 05-08-2012 at 12:53 PM.
Reason: Made error in not completing thread before responding, would prefer to delete...