debian installation

Charles Hallenbeck chuckh at
Sat Feb 11 15:52:17 EST 2006

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There is scanner support in Linux with a couple of Debian packages, but 
I am not sure it is as accurate as the stuff for Windows yet. Scanners 
are supported with a package called "sane" (scanners are now easy) that 
gives you a command line application called "scanimage".  Then the OCR 
part is done with a package called "gocr" (you install both gocr and 
gocr-doc) and that too is a command line program. So, they work, but I 
am not sure how well. 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 10:04:01AM -0700, Ned wrote:
> Hi all,
> I installed debian with speakup in my classroom successfully after going through the process once with my instructor. It went so smoothly to the point of being incredible; I mean that was the first ever OS I have ever installed on my own.
> Now, you guess, I want to do the same thing here at home on my own machine, and that's where my questions start:
> I have XP Pro on my 40-gig hd which is not partitioned, and I decided to buy one more hd on which I want to install Linux. That 2nd hd would be a slave, so how do I tell the debian to install itself onto that hd and to boot up from it? Is this the best solution? I could get rid of everything that is on the current hd and install Linux only, but in that case, will linux support scanner on which I depend so much?
> I need to get this done asap!
> Bytheway, is there anybody willing to sell a hardware dec talk synth?
> Many thanks in advance!
> Ned
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