gentoo live CD does work with dectalk express

Nick Gawronski nick at
Sat Aug 4 16:11:00 EDT 2007

Hi, Is there a way to use the live CD and easily install it to my hard drive 
or will I need to go threw all of the tasks in the hand book?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Hubbs" <williamh at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: gentoo live CD does work with dectalk express

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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
> there.
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Thanks,
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> William Hubbs
> gentoo accessibility team lead
> williamh at
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