is ubuntu good?

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at
Wed Aug 19 04:17:31 UTC 2015

Trying to restart too fast can do it.  If I have a failed install, I 
power down the machine and give it 30 seconds to get back to a known 
state before my next attempt.

On Tue, 18 Aug 2015, John G. Heim wrote:

> Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:28:50
> From: John G. Heim <jheim at>
> Reply-To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
> Subject: Re: is ubuntu good?
> I've installed ubuntu dozens of times and never had sighted assistance. 
> My sighted friends come to me for help with ubuntu installs.
> How many times have you restarted the install? Maybe something strange 
> happened the first time you tried. I don't know how to mess up a ubuntu 
> install but who knows? Have you tried just starting over?  I think you 
> should start over and just accept all the defaults. If that works, you 
> can try yet again with other choices.
> IIRC, you said your machine has 4Gb of ram. The only remaining thing is 
> your network connection.  Maybe your network link is iffy? That might 
> cause the install to hang. What it does is to run the downloads in the 
> background while it's asking you other questions. Although, I don't 
> think that process starts until after you've partitioned your hard drive.
> On 08/18/2015 06:12 PM, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Ok, how easy is it to install Another desktop on my debian system?
>> I've tried and tried with this ubuntu installations, and I finally
>> give up I Think.
>> I can come to the Place where it asks how I want to install ubuntu,
>> just remove the disk, or install beside the other operating systems.
>> Then I'm stuck.
>> Those of you who installed ubuntu. Did you get sighted help?
>> /Kristoffer
>> 2015-08-17 11:32 GMT+02:00, Kristoffer Gustafsson 
> <kg.kristoffer at>:
>>> Hi.
>>> I've found ubuntu.
>>> Is that good?
>>> It seems to be easier with orca.
>>> Can I use Everything with that? speakup, brltty and such nice things.
>>> /Kristoffer
>>> --
>>> Kristoffer Gustafsson
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>>> tel:033-12 60 93
>>> mobil: 0730-500934
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