considering gentoo over debian

Nick Gawronski nick at
Fri Aug 3 19:41:10 EDT 2007

Hi, If I download and burn the live CD and find I like it is there a way to 
install it to my hard drive after reformating my linux partition and what 
file systems does this version support?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Hubbs" <williamh at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: considering gentoo over debian

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> Hi Nick,
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 05:47:01PM -0400, Nick Gawronski wrote:
>> Hi, I am currently using debian etch\ but as not all of the packages I
>> want are included in debian by default like autoconf, automake and
>> similar packages I need to install them using apt-get.  gcc is another
>> example as it is listed as the build-essential package if you really
>> want to compile things.  What is the latest version of the gentoo
>> installation CD that does not require X windows and has speakup and
>> should work with a dectalk express?  I would like to at least try it
>> and see what it is like.
> Gentoo release 2007.0 has speakup on the live cd.  You should be able to
> get it from here.
> Also, there is a link on that page to the installation handbook which
> will assist you with choosing the correct iso.
> Let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks much.
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
> williamh at
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