Installing fedora from isos on HD?

Krister Ekstrom crisekstrom at
Sat Nov 22 07:08:21 EST 2003

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Hi All,
  I'm at just about the same point as Al in his letter quoted below,
  so would also be greatful for any info on this, Bill. I assume i'll
  have to do a InitRd with the speakup parameters on them, but i can
  for the life of me not remember the syntax for this. I'm also in a
  dual boot environment with Windows XP and Fedora core and have Grub
  as my boot loader.
  Any info on this would be greatly appreciated.

On 21 Nov 2003 23:27:32  (my local time 22 nov 2003 05:27:32), you
AP> Hi Bill,

AP> Thanks as always for your very prompt response.
AP> I downloaded the isos last evening from, but
AP> something is very strange.  So far, I am noticing the following problems:

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

AP> Thanks again,

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