SV: Linux without sighted help

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Wed Feb 6 19:51:36 UTC 2008

Thanks for such  a richly helpful post.
Since two of the distributions I am considering have images that include 
speakup, best to research what both offer currently and just choose one.
Much appreciated,

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Geoff Shang wrote:

> Hi,
> What Kirk says is true in theory, but in practice if you're going to install 
> the operating system by yourself, then your choices will be a little limited.
> There are Speakup boot images for the latest Debian and Fedora releases. As 
> mentioned, Ubuntu no longer comes with Speakup included, but I *think* that 
> maybe version 7.04 or 6.10 had it.  Not sure if you could install with it, 
> say from the alternate boot CD.
> there are other smaller distributions like GRML which can also be installed 
> with Speakup.
> I know it has been possible to install other distributions using Speakup in 
> the past, but I'm not sure of the current status of any other distribution 
> currently.
> Geoff.
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