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Re: a blindunfriendly Sarge installer problem

Christian Perrier, le Tue 13 Sep 2005 18:25:37 +0200, a écrit :
> However, have you tried the so-called "access" floppies of sarge installer?
> They are supposed to work with Braille terminals, IIRC.
> Unfortunately, the maintenance of this install method has not been very
> active during the last months of sarge installer development. So it is
> likely to be a bit clumsy....or even not funtional at all.

I've just tried it (rc3 of 2005/03/05), and it almost works (it doesn't
seem that the partition manager correctly asks the kernel to reload the
partition table: I had to run fdisk /dev/ide/... then w, and I had
troubles with exim).

Aldo, you can find it on usual cd mirrors in
You'll need all of boot.img, root.img and net-drivers.img for a network
install. Replace net-drivers.img by cd-drivers.img for a cd install (I
don't think it is actually needed for ide drives though). Maybe these
images should get quite more advertised: I had some difficulties to find
them through the debian.org website and resorted to googling.

People should note that not owning a braille device indeed prevents them
from checking that screen reading works, but it does _not_ prevent them
from checking that the installation process works, so people should try
access floppies too (like I just did).


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