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Re: looking at debian

On 2/18/17, Jude DaShiell <jdashiel@panix.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Feb 2017, Sebastian Humenda wrote:
>> Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:42:59
>> From: Sebastian Humenda <shumenda@gmx.de>
>> Mark Peveto schrieb am 18.02.2017,  4:45 -0600:
>>> I'm thinking about working with debian on one of my machines, but I'm
>>> totally
>>> blind, and need a talking installer.  I'm hoping someone could send me a
>>> direct link to one, and instructions to get going.
>> Have you tried searching for "accessible Debian installation" at your
>> favourite
>> search engine? There are instructions here:
>>    https://wiki.debian.org/accessibility
>> In short: download one of the regular images, burn it to a CD or write it
>> to an
>> USB drive and when the installer launches and you hear a beep, press "s"
>> and wait.
> Probably better to get latest firmware image since that one supports more
> exotic hardware.  If an ethernet connection is to be used for the machine
> then the firmware image likely will not be necessary.
> I don't know, if a stretch install gets done on a machine with an ethernet
> connection is it like a wifi connection also necessary to write up an
> /etc/network/interfaces file before post-install internet gets available?

My disclaimer is that I know each method of install can vary greatly.
That said, I debootstrap my installs in, and /etc/network/interfaces
is always populated (filled in) properly such that everything works
without any further entries or adjustments from me.

My setup is a (*PINK!*) network LAN cord through which this laptop
accesses the Internet via a secondary (much older) laptop. The proper
data which designates the secondary laptop is regularly filled in
without intervention at the beginning of my installs. That's a
phenomenal perk because I would potentially face a time consuming
*cognitive* issue addressing that each time if it was not.

Again, yes, I *am* describing a different, extremely minimal kind of
Debian installation so it might be set up that way because so much is
missing from the start with a debootstrap'ed install..

Cindy :)

Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *

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