/dev/hdb7 /media/data1 auto users,auto,rw,exec,noguid,nosuid 0 0
/dev/hdb7 /media/data1 xfs noatime 0 0
For your keyboard, you probably have to enable "legacy USB" in BIOS.
Well, nightflier, the change in fstab worked, thank you, very much.
As to the "legacy USB' in BIOS....... there is no entry to change. The box and the bios are both circa 1998, so I will try to get an update, but I'm holding no hope of finding one that can be installed via VL (or any other Linux variant).
For now I'll just use the boot floppy's I made to switch os'es.