Need help installing any Linux distro

Jerry Matheny starnoble at
Fri Nov 30 21:25:26 EST 2007

I actaully have Debian 4.0 modified cd with speakup, but I had troubles 
installing Debian when I tried. Think I didn't understand how to partition 
it with the installer. I'm used to cfdisk. And I have an external synth, the 
ltlk, so I can use that with the install for speech output. Could you walk 
me through doing a Debian install so I can get Linux on my laptop?

Thanks in advance,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daniel Dalton" <daniel.dalton47 at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: Need help installing any Linux distro

> On 1/12/2007 12:22 PM, Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> Ok well the debian installer was accessible. (With BRLTTY)
>> You could install that. Then add a line to your sources.list which is a
>> url to a patched kernel with speakup.
>> (Let me know if you want the line) then install the patch kernel.
>> Then add the second url (I can tell you that if you want to) and install
>> speechd-up and flite.
>> Once that is installed it will talk with flite.
>> Then you can modify the /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf file to use
>> the ibm reed voice or whatever you want.
> One thing I should have said is the debian installer supports
> downloading the files over the internet and you don't need a dvd burner.
> I only had a cd rom drive in fact.
> A standard cd r should work it is only about 160 mb the iso...
> -- 
> Daniel Dalton
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