[Grml] Installing GRML with Speech

Maurice McCarthy moss at mythic-beasts.com
Wed Dec 5 04:30:34 CET 2007

Sorry for not answering the question properly. My head is mince with lack
of  sleep. For gnome and orca try

apt-get update && apt-get install gnome-orca


> Tried to send  this once before but I don't think it  got through. Can't
> help with the speech stuff - Mika probably can.
> Any trouble and the manual is probably on the grml disk or see
> http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/manual/parted.html for the single page
> manual. It is pretty good.
> Moss
> = = = = Jerry,
> I think the way to do this is make a separate 2 gb partition. If you have
> already installed grml on your first hard drive "/dev/hda1" using only one
> partition then the program parted or gparted can be used to resize it. You
> must be root and these programs usually like to  have the disk they are
> working on unmounted so you will probably have to boot the grml live cd to
> a root console. (Just press enter after the boot is complete.)
> Suppose you have a 200 GB disk and it is all hda1. Then do this:
> parted
> unit GB
> resize 1 0 198
> mkpartfs primary linux-swap 198 200
> quit
> This launches the partition editor which by default looks at /dev/hda.
> Then it changes the units to GB and then resizes the first partion to
> start at the beginning and end at 180 GB without losing data. It may take
> some time depending upon your processing power.
> The next command makes a primary partition on your freed space, of type
> linux-swap and formats it.
> All the parted commands can be put into a single file, let us  call it
> "script" and then you can double-check all the typing and then do the lot
> with a single command.
> parted -s script
> swapon /dev/hda2
> Allows you to continue working and use the swap partition. grml will
> automatically see the new swap partition on a reboot when it rebuilds the
> file system table /etc/fstab - unless you have disabled that option.
> Best Wishes
> Moss
>> Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to install GRML on my
> laptop computer. My setup is as follows:
>> I'm using the speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to start my external
> synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition that I have
>> created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this? Also, how do I
> go
>> about installing TTSynth to have software speech via Speakup afterwards?
> I
>> have the deb image needed for TTSynth. I just need the library it needs
> to
>> install. And also, what steps are needed to get Gnome and Orca running?
> Sorry to ask so many questions, but this is the best Linux distro that has
>> detected all my hardware, and seems to work the best with the sound
> card,
>> which is a must when you are a blind laptop Linux user. So any help I
> could get would be very much appreciated.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Jerry

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