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Re: speakup Debian installer

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 04:58:35PM +0200, Mario Lang wrote:
> Kenny Hitt <kenny@hittsjunk.net> writes:
> > On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 08:26:27AM -0500, kenny wrote:
> > I download and the access floppies from
> >
> > http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/d-i/images/daily/floppy/access
> >
> > I ran into problems with them.  First, they didn't come up talking.  I
> > have a DECtalk express.  I typed
> > linux speakup_synth=dectlk
> > to start the boot process.  I got no speech.  When the first floppy
> > finished loading, I inserted the root disk.
> This is no good sign.  If you are using a hardware speech synth,
> speakup should come up talking as soon as the first floppy has
> finished loading.
> Looks fine so far.  What does the speakup hackers community
> say about the "starts to speak but fails" thing?

My problem was caused by a bad boot disk.  I still can't make a good
floppy locally, but I've goten another speakup user to test and it
worked for them.

> > Now, I have a few questions.  Should I report this to debian-boot?
> > Since this is access related and possibly not a general installer problem
> > I thought I should start here.
> I am not really sure, I guess both lists are appropriate.
> > My problem might be floppy drive related, and I can burn CD's, so is it
> > possible to get an accessible Debian installer CD?
> Of course. Everything is possible, given an appropriate amount
> of manpower.
> > If there isn't an accessible CD image, what needs to be done to
> > create one.
> Define the necessary files for a access-cdrom initrd and
> include that choice in the isolinux configuration for the CDs.
> You'll at first need the debian-installer subversion repository checked
> out on your system to create the cd initrd.  When you are done
> with that and the initrd seems to work as expected you can either
> check out debian-cd and do the integration yourself, or try and find
> someone who is willing to do so.
I've checked out the Debian Installer source.  I can build the access
floppies locally.
I think I have enough local resources to try and build the CD.  If
not, I will at least try to make a CD image that contains the contents
of the access floppies.

> > I'm not a Debian developer, so telling me to upload something isn't
> > an option.
> You are well aware that "uploading something" is the smallest
> part of getting things done.  The real work is to create that "something"
> and to make sure it works.  Uploading is just a trivial thing,
> and I ensure you, if you've got something worth uploading, I am more
> than happy to help you out.
Thanks.  I'll let you know when I have a working CD image.


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