a beginner to linux

Chris Norman chris.norman4 at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 21 11:38:19 UTC 2006

I just started fiddling with GRML, It works great as a live CD, I wonder if 
there is any way of installing it to a hard drive?


Chris Norman
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "MICHAEL WEAVER" <michaelweaver1 at btinternet.com>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Monday, April 10, 2006 1:39 PM
Subject: a beginner to linux

> Could anyone possibly help me getting started with Linux, pointers which 
> might help me get going?
> I have been trying to use Ubuntu with Gnopernicus but have been having 
> problems getting it going after login?
> A chap from one of the LUGs (Linux User Groups I attend managed to vaguely 
> get Gnopernicus running on my Laptop with Ubuntu but it is configuring it 
> for speech during Login which seems to be a problem at the moment.
> I haven't posted to this group for a while as someone upset me when I 
> enquired about trying to trace my LUG saying that everyone would be upset 
> that I posted such a question on this group yet a LUG is a group for 
> supporting people wishing to learn about Linux so he was the only one 
> griping about it.  Not everyone has a sighted person nearby to turn to 
> like a partner and my family not only live a few miles away but are also 
> less computer savvy than me.
> If I had the choice I would have a partner which as regards getting 
> started with Linux would make my job as a newby easier only the people 
> running the age range I fit into, I am 28 by the way, have been very heavy 
> both verbally and physically as regards me seeing someone, some might call 
> it peer pressure but I think bullying is more an apt term. Whatever the 
> harrassment myself and my potential partners is called it turned one of my 
> potential partners into a Heroin addict in one case and her parents took 
> sides with her dealers because the eldest sister who has a family of her 
> own who claimed to have supported me through her sister who is nearer to 
> her in age who ended up on the Heroin after telling me I would be the 
> first person she would consider as a boyfriend told me her youngest sister 
> who I could have dated instead was told by their parents to disconnect the 
> phone on me in order to create a fake fault on the line despite the claim 
> that their whole family was backing me over the bullying I was getting at 
> Blind Schools and Colleges including by at least one person who got a job 
> working for the BBC despite his reputation at supposedly the best Blind 
> School in England where staff in senior management knew of his extreme 
> views some of which were even racist and he even had a hold over this girl 
> who went along with this stuff despite his racial abuse although someone I 
> spoke to since admitted this person had control and said the girls at this 
> School were not indipendent and very easily lead and this person was a 
> younger male student which was a change because men about my age have 
> generally refused to accept the fact that men can be victims of bullies 
> and not just the perpotrators. The person who had a go at me knows nothing 
> about my life which has made me not even rule out the possibility of 
> police involvement to stop the harrassment which has caused me to so far 
> live a single life instead of enjoying going out with ladies who I could 
> have been close to, something enjoyed by most men my age.
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