no eyes installRe: New
prescott at deltav.org
Wed Jan 14 19:50:35 EST 2004
I don't reccomend it for first-time users, but gentoo is probably the
funnest distro I have used yet...
I have had a 300 meg install and used it successfully.
Again, this is just my $0.02 worth...
If you have lots of time, have experience in compiling or just like to
explore, then this is for you...
I have a method of doing the install eyes-free.
I'll write it up and send to any one who is interested.
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004, Alex Snow wrote:
> I'd say go with slackware. some people may disagree with me here but
> It was my first distro and I like it the most out of all the distros.
> It also runs well on low-end hardware where redhat doesnt. I've had it
> running on a pentium/120 with 16mb ram and a 1005mb hard disk. I'm
> also instaling it on a pentium 60 with 20mb ram and a 1.2 gig hdd and
> it should run pretty good.
> On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 02:54:21PM -0500,
> Kyrath wrote:
> > 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
> > the
> > > computer you are installing Linux to.
> > > You can use options in the Linux setup to remove Window's/dos partitions,
> > > and create new ones if you need to. Which since you have never had Linux
> > on
> > > the computer you'll need to do that anyway to get rid of a Window's fat
> > file
> > > system if that is what you had on it last.
> > > Obviously, the one you are going to use to read the install with will need
> > a
> > > 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 will
> > > > contain speakup or that something is installed?
> > > > Sean
> > >
> > >
> > >
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