speakup 1.0 and slackware 8.0

Thomas Ward tward at bright.net
Fri Dec 28 20:57:33 EST 2001

Hi, my comments are below intermixed with your questions.

----- Original Message -----
From: Reinhard Stebner <raydar at tamu.edu>
To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 5:48 PM
Subject: speakup 1.0 and slackware 8.0

> Does anyone know if there are any boot disks and kernels built with
> 1.0 in them?

At the moment as far as I know none of the boot disks have 1.0 in them, but
Slackware 8 does come with talking boot disks and kernel.

> Does anyone know how hard it would be to be to install slakware 7.1 with
> speakup then upgrade to speakup 1.0 and slakware 8.0?

You really should just grab Slackware 8.0 and install from that. Then, at
some pont upgrade your kernel and Speakup version.

> I am a very new user and am wanting to install slackware on a partition on
> my win 98 machine.  Thanks for any help.

You've got a couple of options here. They have a msdos root disk which
allows you to install Slackware 8 to a fat 32 partition. Then, you can
configure loadlin to restart into Linux.
The other option is to use something like Partition magic 7 to free up
space, and then install Slackware 8 and Lilo to multiboot.

> Also, could someone give me the packages that are not required for a blind
> sure (during install of the slackware package)?

This is completely up to the Linux user, and what you will need. You will
most llikely want a series, ap series, d series, e series, n series, and
perhaps y as well although y is just text games.

Most of the rest is for x-windows which isn't speech friendly yet, but you
may want some of that if you plan to write apps for x.

> What iso do I want to down load?

Get the install.iso in the Slackware 8.0 directory.

> Finally, can I buy slackware in the store?  Thanks for ay help.

Yep. Lots of places cary Slackware 8. However, online stores such as Amazon
are the most likely place to find it.
> Just look around and you will probably find it at one of those online

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