Gregory Nowak greg at
Wed Jan 14 19:13:43 EST 2004

While you could do that, using the console=ttyS0 option is easier, and
will get you speech output as soon as the kernel loads, since that is
a kernel specific, and not a distro specific option.


On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 06:34:52PM -0500, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
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> Hi Alex,
> On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Alex Snow wrote:
> > so you would just plug in your terminal and boot the machine?
> Yes. As I recall it, there were a couple of fairly detailed
> things you had to do without speech on the system you were
> installing to. You had to bring up the installation as far as the
> first root prompt of the ramdisk system, then you had to edit the
> inittab file to change the line that refers to your serial
> terminal, and then type "init q" to restart inittab, and if you
> did everything right, you got speech and then used the second
> computer from then on.
> I recall getting all the way through a successful installation
> one time and when it said "You may now reboot by pressing
> "control, alt, delete" I pressed that key combination on my
> second machine instead of the Linux box. Talk about dumb!
> Chuck
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