no eyes installRe: New
steve at holmesgrown.com
Wed Jan 14 16:15:32 EST 2004
Yes, Slackware comes to mind as an excellent choice. It can be installed on
fairly limitted disk space or you can fill out a full and complete system -
your choice. There is a similar option to get the default kernels from
Slackware to use the serial port as well. I would have to take a look
further when I get home tonight to find the exact option. Slackware is
structured in a fairly simplified manner so one can learn its file and
directory organization merely by looking around. Speakup is available from
some of the default supplied precompiled kernels right out of the box.
I find Slackware distros easy to explore and learn much about linux
internals. I have had no personal experience with Debian or Red Hat so
can't comment on them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kyrath" <kyrath at cox.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: no eyes installRe: New
> Ok, this message answers the question of whether partitions need to be set
> before installation of linux, or whether there needs to be some kind of OS
> on the disk to begin with.
> Now, what distro would be recommended for the first try at linux. I'm
> dealing with a P-II, 266 MHz, and a 4-4.5 GB hard drive.
> Will the *linux text console=ttyS0* work on distributions other than red
> hat? From what I was able to discern, the speakup modified version of red
> hat requires a 5 GB hard drive.
> Thanks for all of the good info
> -- Rob
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom and Esther Ward" <tward1978 at earthlink.net>
> To: "Sean McMahon" <smcmahon at usgs.gov>; "Speakup is a screen review system
> for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 12:41 PM
> Subject: Re: New
> > Hi, in the long run it doesn't matter if there is an operating system on
> > computer you are installing Linux to.
> > You can use options in the Linux setup to remove Window's/dos
> > and create new ones if you need to. Which since you have never had Linux
> > the computer you'll need to do that anyway to get rid of a Window's fat
> > system if that is what you had on it last.
> > Obviously, the one you are going to use to read the install with will
> > screen reader of some kind, a terminal application, and at least dos or
> > window's.
> > If you are planning on using Fedora you'll want to read the Fedora
> > installation howto on the speakup web site. The only difference is that
> > you'll be doing it remotely via a serial connection rather than directly
> > using speakup.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Sean McMahon" <smcmahon at usgs.gov>
> > To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux."
> <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 11:11 AM
> > Subject: Re: New
> > > Is this method assuming there is no operating system on the pc that
> > > contain speakup or that something is installed?
> > > Sean
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