Alex Snow alex_snow at
Wed Jan 14 06:29:47 EST 2004

what's the option you have to pass on the kernel commandline to use a 
serial concole again? I was planning to do an install like this before 
I had my hardware synth but I dont remember the command. I want to see 
if I can install freesco over a serial line.
On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 
05:45:22AM -0500, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
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> Hi, and welcome to the list!
> What you want to do is possible, but a real challenge. I got
> started that way myself and I bet a number of others did too.
> You will need a crossover or "null modem" serial cable between
> the two machines, such as used to come with a package called
> "laplink". Your terminal machine needs to be running a terminal
> program such as you would use to dial up a shell account. It is
> perfectly adequate to run that terminal program in a DOS
> environment. Remember DOS? <smile> Save yourself some nightmares
> and check out that link between the two machines before starting
> the Linux install.
> I found it extremely helpful to follow the steps described in an
> emacspeak howto written by Jim Van Zandt, even though I was not
> interested in emacspeak. I am not sure if it is still available,
> but it describes how to do an "eyes free" install and summarizes
> a few basic shell commands, in addition to the emacs stuff.
> Life is so much simpler these days with a hardware synth and the
> speakup software. Are you certain you cannot get your hands on a
> synthesizer? How about a Braille 'N Speak?
> Chuck
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Kyrath wrote:
> > Hi, I'm new to the list, and to linux as well.
> >
> > I'm planning to use an old pc to install and learn linux and tinker with its possibilities.
> > I've been reading quite a bit on the web and trying to gather as much info before trying the installation.
> > At present, I don't have a hardware synth the works with linux.  However, I have seen references to direct connections between 2 pcs via the serial ports and I am wondering if I could hook up the 2 pcs and install linux on the old pc without any sighted assistance at all?  Preferably, I would like to be able to install and tinker with absolutely no sighted assistance.  Is that possible?
> >
> > Any suggestions and recommendations of reading materials and software for a complete linux newbie would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > -- Rob
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