Installation attempt doesn't resemble documented procedure ...HELP PLEASE.
hank at hanksmith.net
Tue May 18 03:47:49 UTC 2004
what time pasific time zone?
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Janina Sajka" <janina at rednote.net>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: Installation attempt doesn't resemble documented procedure
> Dear John:
> Two points in response:
> 1.) The HOWTO you are using is now out of date. Please get and use the
current version when you install a current ISO image. Things change, and so
do our HOWTO documents.
> How do I know yours is out of date? Because there's no mentionof lilo in
the current version.
> 2.) You really should take Bill Acker up on his offer of tech support by
telephone--just like the HOWTO says. Let's get you working.
> John Mattioli writes:
> > Greetings,
> > Recently I found the document entitled "HOW to Install the
> > Speakup Modified Red Hat Distribution" and followed the steps outlined
> > in it as closely as I could. In the end, I wound up with a system that
> > isn't talking and seems to be hanging when it attempts to enable the
> > swap partition.
> > A few comments:
> > 1. During installation the system spoke fine using my DECTalk express.
> > 2. I downloaded the fedora images pointed to by this document. That is,
> > they didn't come from the standard RedHat distribution site.
> > 3. I have two hard drives in the system and chose to leave hdb alone
> > while having everything installed on had. Had is plenty big enough.
> > 4. I elected to let the installation do it's own partitioning. This may
> > not be optimal, but it is simplest. I figured I'd be doing this again
> > later on, so why worry about the particulars during my first attempt.
> > 5. Although the document says I'll get a choice of lilo or grub and
> > should choose lilo for better accessibility, I in fact got a choice of
> > grub or no boot loader. I chose grub but I'm not sure what bad
> > implications this has.
> > 6. After installation, when I reboot, nothing is talking. I used my
> > optacon to verify that the message about enabling the swap partition is
> > the last thing on the screen. Also I attempted to switch consoles but I
> > only get a blinking cursor on other consoles. This doesn't really
> > surprise me as it seems that the system isn't finishing the boot
> > procedure.
> > Any suggestions on how I might debug this situation would be
> > very much appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > John R. Mattioli, Jr.
> > Senior Software Engineer
> > Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
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> Janina Sajka, Director
> Technology Research and Development
> Governmental Relations Group
> American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
> Chair, Accessibility Workgroup
> Free Standards Group (FSG)
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