adam at adamm.ca
Sat Feb 3 13:57:19 EST 2007
Speaking of the DVD image for FC6, how would one go about downloading it in
a Windows environment? From what I've seen, the image is only available via
HTTP on speakupmodified.org, and Internet Explorer has a problem with
downloading files greater than 2GB in size. Is there a way to do this
without installing another browser such as Firefox?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2007 1:50 PM
Subject: Re: FC6 success
> Contrats, Albert. It's heartening to read about your success.
> Now that you have Fedora installed, you might want to add the Speakup
> Modified to your yum repository. That way you'll be able to yum install
> orca, lsr, the emerging accessible Firefox 3, and of course get the
> latest and greatest Speakup enabled Fedora kernels. To add the
> SpeakupModified to your yum repositories do the following as root:
> rpm -iv http://speakupmodified.org/speakupmodified-release.rpm
> You will need do this only once. After that, this repository will be
> one of the repositories yum checks when you install and update.
> To install orca and lsr you would do:
> yum install orca lsr
> And, to get the latest Firefox you would do a more elaborate
> command--because Firefox is still alpha software--all on one line:
> yum --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo=speakupmodified-development install
> Albert E. Sten-Clanton writes:
>> It's un-freaking-believable! This morning, I finally installed FC6! I
>> used the DVD image, installing from the partition on my hard drive that I
>> gave the mount point of /home. I got to this point partly by mistakes,
>> but I finally got to it. (I'd tried hard drive installations before and
>> had failed in various ways.)
>> After rebooting, I found that I'd somehow missed Emacs and Lynx. After
>> doing some reading and some educated guessing, I used yum to get them
>> both. I might be missing other things I want; if so, I now at least
>> think I can get them.
>> I owe the GRML folks a great debt: I couldn't have done this without
>> GRML or something like it. It was a couple of things about GRML (or
>> maybe Debian as a whole, I don't know) and time-setting hassles with it,
>> that prompted me to retry FC6. Still, if I stick with Fedora, I'm sure
>> the GRML CD will continue to be a great aid from time to time. And if I
>> return to a GRML hard drive installation, I now know I can set it up in
>> the partition scheme I want.
>> I of course wish I had found or been giving the solution to the mystery
>> of the CD installation problems, but at least I finally seem to have
>> circumvented it. Having written about the blues here, I thought it only
>> right to write about at least my initial success.
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>> Speakup at braille.uwo.ca
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