Installing Fedora and other Linux systems
Linux for blind general discussion
blinux-list at redhat.com
Fri Jun 30 03:03:05 UTC 2017
Well, if you're getting confused by the Talking Arch install, I would
recommend you stay away from Fedora for now.
Talking Arch is designed to be blind friendly. Fedora is not. So, save
Fedora for another day--for a day when you know more about Linux and how
to work with it.
Just my advice, which you're free to do with as you will, of course.
Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> I use the Talking arch iso. I've tried installing it, but I always get stuck on one part or another, like setting the clock, partitioning the drive, such like that. What I plan to do is dualboot Windows and Linux, so I can have Emacspeak and the Windows audio games and such as well. I'll also try installing Linux, probably Arch this time, using a flash drive which I am 100." sure that it'll work, as my old one didn't even work in Windows, so I think it's gone rather bad.
> Devin Prater
> Assistive Technology Instructor in training at World Services for the BLIND, JAWS certified
> On Jun 29, 2017 9:21 AM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > https://talkingarch.tk
> > 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.
> > Janina
> > 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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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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