Install from floppy with DoubleTalk LT
dbaker3 at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Apr 12 06:52:20 EDT 2000
I guess I should say I'm attempting to install the full Slackware install
from a CD. It's an IDE CD-Rom, so what would most likely be the device name
and/or command to type? Seems like I've seen this before, but can't
remember where that was.
Once I do this, will the talking Speakup kernel on the floppy get installed
into the new kernel on the hard drive?
Thanks for the help,
From: speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca [mailto:speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca]On
Behalf Of Dave Hunt
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 9:01 PM
To: speakup at braille.uwo.ca
Subject: RE: Install from floppy with DoubleTalk LT
If you're installing Zipspeak, you need not reformat the hard drive on
which you want to install. If you unzip the 'zipspeak.zip' to your hard
drive (preserving the structure), the system is installed. You'll find it
all in the top-level directory called "linux". Once unzipped, the system is
If you wish to run the system from a cd, you will need to specify the cd's
device name at the kernel's boot prompt (when it beeps). Assuming a SCSI cd
drive, you could try something like "mount root=/dev/stb1", assuming your
zip drive is "/dev/sta4"(mine is). I don't recommend running the system
from a cd, as it is read-only. Or, do you plan to move the directories for
From: speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca
[mailto:speakup-admin at braille.uwo.ca]On Behalf Of David Baker
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 8:30 PM
To: SpeakUp Mailing List
Subject: Install from floppy with DoubleTalk LT
I used Rawrite to create a boot floppy with the ltlk.img file.
That talks fine booting up, and I have used the ZipSpeak package on a
zip drive. However, I'm trying to install from CD onto a new system. It
could not mount the CD on boot-up, and gave a Kernel Panic error at the end.
Should I format the hard drive first? It's currently a DOS partition. Is
there anything I should type at the beep as the system boots?
This is my first time out in the unix realm. Any help you can give
would be appreciated.
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