Announcing live test CD version 4

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Sat Oct 17 08:59:04 EDT 2015

I have a wireless connection to a computer running talkingarch, but was 
unable to bring wireless up permanently on debian on any of the two 
computers I use.  Debian was able to install using the wireless 
connection on the amd k8 athelon but post-install I couldn't figure out 
how to get wireless up at all.  The acer aspire 5003 notebook acted like 
the debian firmware disk didn't have firmware drivers on it when I tried 
installing the firmware disk on the acer.  I probably wipe debian off 
the acer and replace it with talkingarch just to get the notebook on the 
internet after this.

On Sat, 17 Oct 2015, Tony Baechler wrote:

> Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:45:56
> From: Tony Baechler <tony at>
> Reply-To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
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> To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux. <speakup at>
> Subject: Announcing live test CD version 4
> Hi all,
> I'm happy to announce that I've found a temporary hosting arrangement for my 
> Debian-based live rescue CD.  It is not an official Debian CD, but it's 
> based on live-build.  It still needs lots of work and testing, but I find 
> that it works well enough.  I've used it successfully on two machines and 
> KVM.  I got reports that some things don't work on some machines such as 
> wireless, but I don't have wireless networking here to test.  Also, I got a 
> report that it boots but sound doesn't work.  However, I was able to use it 
> to copy two hard drives and it should come up talking automatically.  If 
> your machine has DHCP, it will start an ssh server automatically.  Any and 
> all feedback is appreciated.  Please use the contact information in my 
> signature.  Thank you.
> Here is the download link:
> If you look at the raw directory listing, you'll see livetest3.iso, but it 
> is currently only a partial file, so please don't download it yet.  Version 
> 4 has had minimal testing and uses kernel 3.16 which ships with Jessie. 
> When the CD boots, you'll need to log in.  For some reason, autologin with 
> Systemd on live CDs doesn't seem to work.  Here are the two accounts:
> Username: user
> no password
> Username: root
> Password: root
> Again, please test thoroughly.  I have included non-free firmware, so most 
> wireless adaptors should be detected, but I have no way to test.  I'm 
> especially interested if sound isn't working for you.  It should play a 
> startup sound, but that might be broken at the moment.  I eventually hope to 
> support running Debian-Installer from the CD, but that's also not currently 
> working.  I included the standard accessibility packages I could think of, 
> but please let me know if something is missing.  I don't have a Braille 
> display, but brltty should detect any USB Braille device automatically.  If 
> there are missing packages, please let me know, but space is very limited.
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