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Change Terminal prefs on the 10.5 and 10.6 install discs Install
If you're like me and you need accessibility options, then you know that the install disc (this hint works with both the 10.5 and 10.6 installers) poses many problems. Fortunately, there's a work around for that tiny 12 point font in Terminal.

When you open the Terminal app from the Install Disc, you can't access Preferences. Go to the Shell menu and click Show Inspector, or use Command-I. Now click the Settings tab. Double-click on any of the view options. This will change the window and bring up preferences in the background. I use the Homebrew settings, but with a 24 point font (normally, it's 20 and I use Universal Access.). Then I can click on the Change Font button and it works just fine. You have access to the other settings as well.

Note that I wouldn't change every setting, because they won't be saved the next time you use the installer.
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