Getting Started

Georgina gena at
Wed Nov 21 20:56:51 EST 2001


Well some folks have installed and operate Linux over a serial port so that
might get you started.  Unfortunately, I've never done it that way but I'm
sure that it's a possibility for you.  There must be a howto on that method
of installation.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: speakup-admin at [mailto:speakup-admin at]On
Behalf Of Rodney
  Sent: 21 November 2001 20:44
  To: speakup at
  Subject: Getting Started

  Well I am a serious newby when it comes to Linux.  I have a donor computer
(Pentium 166), it has a network and sound card.  On my other computers I use
Windows 98 SE with JAWS (Eloquence) and a sound card.  I don't own any
hardware synthesizers yet.

  I am familiar with partitioning and formatting hard drives.  I am not
afraid of working with the hardware.  My research on the internet tells me
that I need to purchase a hardware synthesizer for the donor computer before
I attempt to install Linux on it.

  Also I am not currently familiar with compiling kernels.  However, I am a
computer professional (developer) so I should be able to pick it up.

  I'll stop my rambling now and hope someone can point me in the right

  My goal is to create  a low cost web server for development and production
work.  So far I heard that Speak Up may be the way to go.

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