Installing Fedora and other Linux systems

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Jun 29 14:21:04 UTC 2017

I don't understand why you have trouble installing Arch. Are you using
the especially adapted talking arch iso image? If installing arch, this
is the one you should be using.

Installing Fedora is actually more difficult. Particularly tricky is the
stage of installation where you partition your drive--unless you're
happy to take Fedora's defaults. Personally, I don't support that
default simply because I find it wise to put /home on a separate
partition--but maybe you wouldn't care. That's certainly up to you.

As to what may have gone wrong in your Fedora installation, you've not
nearly enough info in your email. How do you know nothing went wrong in
the install? What messages did you see?

And, how do you know it's not booting? What is it you expect that isn't
happening? I'm presuming you're blind so aren't seeing screens. So, how
do you know what you think you know?

I'm not trying to be harsh. But your message really isn't explaining
anything useful for debugging.

PS: It will also be easier to follow your explanation if you can manage
to avoid run-on sentences.


Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Hi all. After using Windows for a month, after using Linux for two months, I've noticed that everything that I do on Windows, I could do on Windows, and with the Braille note Touch, I can get the Exchange emails from the training center I'm attending, which mainly uses Windows. So, while in Windows, I burned a USB drive with the latest Fedora image, using Rufus, making it bootable. So, The installation went well, but after the computer restarted, and the flash drive was taken out, no system came up. I've never seen that happen before, and Googling didn't give any answers, so I'm stuck between Vinux, and Arch. Vinux being okay I suppose, but out of date, and Arch being hard for me to install, without scripts although the ones I know of are broken, but Arch is what I like, because it has anything I ask of it. So I tried installing Fedora a few more times, formatting the drive, but no luck. Then I accidentally pulled the flash drive out of the USB drive for a moment, and when I pushed i
>  t back in, I couldq't load Orca when first starting up the installer, so the data on that drive is probably corrupted. So, any ideas? Should I just go with Vinux and deal with it? The last time I tried the instructions for installing Arch, I got stuck on setting the clock and such, because the results I got were not the results on the ge, so I'm just not sure what to do.
> Devin Prater
> Assistive Technology Instructor in training at World Services for the BLIND, JAWS certified
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