Deedra Waters dmwaters at
Fri Jan 2 11:28:58 EST 2004

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hi alex.
You have to use the x86 experimental livecd  located here:

this is pretty much a basic iso so you need to download the stage tarball of your choice seperately. The install docs will tell you how to get a stage tarball if you do not have one

You will need to burn the cd, then boot it. stick the cd in, start the machine, once the cd drive stops spinning, type 'gentoo speakup_synth=your_synth_here' You have about 30 seconds or so to enter this. If you do not enter that at the boot prompt, you will not have a talking install.

I would suggest  that you know ahead of time, what stage you want to use. It will make your life much easier in the longrun. I would also suggest that if you are new to linux and gentoo that you use the stage 3 tarball. this will make your install much quicker, and it can save you a lot of trouble in the long run, especially if you know little about CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS.

I'm happy to answer questions if you have them.

On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Alex Snow wrote:

> Ok I'm thinking of installing gentoo on a spare box. I'v had a look at 
> the install manual and picked my install media. I think the gnome/kde 
> livecd looks the coolist since it's got a lot of stuff on it. it's 
> either this or the regular livecd. I was just wondering if this cd has 
> speakup on it and how I would get the install started?
> any help would be apreciated.

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