starting over

Jayson Smith ratguy at
Wed Jun 16 13:19:53 EDT 2004

If you're going to be starting over from scratch anyway, why not upgrade to
Debian 3?  Just a thought.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Jacobson" <jeffjac2 at>
To: "speakup" <Speakup at>
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 10:44 AM
Subject: starting over

> Hi,
> I had no luck with the 2.6.6 kernel. I was able to build it with the
> cvs installed, however it would not boot on my machine. I think there were
> just too many options in the "make config" that I was probably not
> correctly. My source trees were fairly messed up by the time I finished
> trying to install 2.4.17, 2.4.25 and 2.6.6, and the Package Manager APT
> so hosed it wouldn't run or repair.
> So I tried installing from the "Speakup Enabled Boot Floppies" and though
> they load, there were no drivers for my network card and it would not read
> my Debian iso image CD.
> Here is my current plan of attack, and any suggestions would be
> 1) I'm performing a fresh install over the Internet of Debian 2.2.20. I'm
> building a minimal systems this time and will add X Windows and such
> 2) Patch the kernel up to version 2.4.17 and then 2.4.25. When the kernel
> building and running without problems, move on to step 3.
> 3) Install the speakup cvs. If and when I can get this far, I'll start
> installing Apache, Samba, X Windows, etc.
> Does this sound like a reasonable approach?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Jeff
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