I just tried ReactOS again after quite some years. I used real hardware, a USB mouse, a USB keyboard, the installation CD and also the live CD both in the version "0.4.7 RC1".
First I tried with the live CD inserted but got stuck when I was asked for the preferred language because I saw a mouse pointer but couldn't move it and the keyboard wasn't doing anything either.
Then I tried the installation CD where I also got stuck when I was asked for the preferred language. I unplugged the mouse (because it wasn't necessary for the installation anyway) and retried/rebooted but had the same issue. Then I deactivated built-in devices like the network adapter and the sound adapter with the BIOS and retried but the keyboard still didn't do anything.
Then I was noticing that when the computer boots with the installation CD inserted
- first the BIOS switches on the num-lock-LED
- then ReactOS takes over and shows the language selection.
- Then there is about 1 second where the keyboard is working but
- after this second ReactOS switches of the num-lock-LED and at the same time the keyboard is not working anymore.
So with both CDs (live and installation) I get stuck when I need to use the USB input devices at the first time.
The computer does not have a PS/2 port (or if it does, then it's only a pin header on the motherboard).
I tried to deactivate the USB legacy mode but then USB didn't work at all anymore. ReactOS even switches off the num-lock-LED before showing the language selection screen.
I tried to activate and deactivate the XHCI mode for USB 3.0 support (even though I plugged in the keyboard and mouse on 2.0 ports) but this didn't have any effect.
Is this a known issue?