live Ubuntu cd with Orca

Scott Ford scott at
Fri Nov 24 19:47:14 EST 2006

There is another way that I have done the boot up here it is.  One put the
cd in let it spin up five seconds.  Press enter.  Wait for the ubuntu sound
thirty seconds or so.  Pres left alt+f2, then type orca.  Go through the
setup close.  Now prescont+alt+backspace.  Finally press left alt+f2 type
orca.  Now you have orca. 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006 8:54 AM
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Subject: Re: live Ubuntu cd with Orca

Lorenzo Taylor wrote:
> I've never waited until the CD stops spinning.  Probably a better rule 
> would be to wait until 2 to 3 seconds after the CD starts spinning, 
> since the boot menu doesn't take very long to load once the CD starts.
> On a slow system you may want to wait 5 seconds, but you shouldn't 
> have to wait longer than that on any system.

That's correct. 5 seconds is probably good. The CD starts quite quickly and
then there is a 30 second break during which you must press F5 or it just
boots 'normally' without speech.

btw -- we've had a lot of feedback on this point and will test a starting
sound in the next version that beeps when you should press a key.


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