Re: booting the installation squeeze CD or DVD with the GTK installer
Nick Gawronski, le Mon 10 Jan 2011 10:42:35 -0700, a écrit :
> Hi, Reading those two documents it sounded like you had to press down errow
> to get to the graphical installer but was not totally clear on this point
Yes: the first item is selected by default, so you need to press down
once to get the the second item.
> so I think there needs to be some improovment in the exact process on how
> to get to the installer from the boot menu as the letter choices are not
> shown in the documentation either.
It's too late for the squeeze release, such fixes will be only in
> Also, the DVD iso image beeped but not the CD iso image or the mini
> GTK image
Where did you get the latter from, exactly? (All the official builds
should be beeping, but not the weekly/daily test builds).
> and when viewing the menu.cfg file
> with cat it did beep on the DVD image but not on the CD or GTK mini iso
Which is an indication that the latter are probably just test builds.
> Also, I tried hitting escape and typing installgui and the speakup
> options but nothing worked at all.
That's not the documented way. It happens that it should still be
> More keyboard commands need to be added
> to the documentation for the boot menu as I could not follow the directions
> I tried hitting down errow then tab then typing in the commands
By "commands", you mean after typing tab, just type
for the apollo synthesizer, right? (without pressing the escape key at
That's exactly what should work. If it doesn't, there's a problem
somewhere, not in what you are doing, but somewhere else, you'll
probably need a pair of eyes to tell us what's happening on the screen.
> rebooted and tried down errow once then tab then space then commands.
No need for the space, it's there already.
> that did not work I tried doing the same but instead using escape and
> typing in everything on one line then the tab stuff.
No, as the documentation says, you need to press tab first to get to the
> I noticed that when going into text mode my screen made a clicking
> sound when I pressed escape so that was a helpful signal.
Yes, escape will drop you into the raw syslinux prompt, but that's not a
documented way of doing things, as "installgui" may change in the
Just to make sure: you know that official builds don't have software
speech, only hardware speech is supported, right?