Installing fedora from isos on HD?

William F. Acker WB2FLW +1-303-722-7209 wacker at
Sat Nov 22 01:25:53 EST 2003


     The boot parameter is only useful when Speakup is built into the 
kernel, as it is on the installation disk.  The running system uses 
modules for Speakup.  Therefore, as root, do:
modprobe speakup_ltlk
You can loadd the modules to your initrd file to have Speakup start 
automatically on boot.

Bill in Denver

On Fri, 21 Nov 2003, Al Puzzuoli wrote:

> Hi Bill,
> Thanks as always for your very prompt response.
> I downloaded the isos last evening from, but
> something is very strange.  So far, I am noticing the following problems:
> 1.  The issue I mensioned earlier about not being able to install from isos
> on the HD.
> 2.  it seems like the Speakup kernel is either not being installed, or the
> speakup_synth parameter is not being passed to the kernel.
> I know that at least disk 1 is correct because when I boot it and do text
> speakup_synth=ltlk, the installer comes up talking.
> I am selecting grub as my boot loader, and it looks like the installer is
> configuring grub to pass the speakup_synth=ltlk parameter at boot time;
> However, once the install finishes and the system reboots, I have no speech.
> I have even tried to  pass the parameter manually, but I am not as familiar
> with grub so am not sure if I'm doing it correctly.  the syntax i have used
> is "a speakup_synth=ltlk".
> I appreciate your offer of assistance via phone and will gladly take you up
> on it if I can't resolve this soon.  What times are convenient for you to
> receive calls?
> Thanks again,
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