gentoo live CD does work with dectalk express

William Hubbs williamh at
Sat Aug 4 14:45:24 EDT 2007

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Hi Nick,

On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 10:47:05PM -0600, Nick Gawronski wrote:
> Hi, I found that the gentoo live CD does work with dectalk express I typed 
> at the boot prompt gentoo speakup_synth=dectlk nox and everything booted ok. 
> Partitioning my hard drive with gentoo I can't figure out.  I want my swap 
> partition to still be the same but when I tried to recreate the reiserfs 
> filesystem I could not find out what to press as the choices are not 
> numberd.  How do I go about this and I keep getting stuck in a loop where I 
> hit the delete partition and hit no then can't get out of that screen to 
> tell the installation how I want the partition.  I want one partition as 
> swap and one is / the root.  How in the text based installer-dialog do you 
> do these tasks? 

I do not recommend that you use the installer.  The handbook will guide
you through doing an install manually.

I never used the installer myself.  I found I had no trouble at all
with the process outlined in the handbook.

Basically, you use fdisk to set up the partitions the way you want them,
then you can set up the filesystems, format the partitions and go from

Let me know if you have any questions.


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William Hubbs
gentoo accessibility team lead
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