Linux without sighted help
mgorse at mgorse.dhs.org
Sat Jan 26 20:54:26 UTC 2008
My io.sys and /msdos.sys are empty on my laptop (running XP).
I'm almost positive that those instructions only apply to 95/98/ME.
NT/2k/XP/Vista are fully 32-bit and don't run on top of DOS.
-- Mike Gorse / AIM:linvortex / http://mgorse.freeshell.org --
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> If the windows xp msdos.sys file is about 2k in size then yes you can.
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
>> Can you do that even with win xp?
>> I didn't believe that.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jude DaShiell"
>> <jdashiel at shellworld.net>
>> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 26, 2008 7:30 PM
>> Subject: Re: Linux without sighted help
>> > If it's a dell machine push down and hold the delete key right after
>> > you
>> > turn the machine on. You won't get windows coming up but will get into
>> > cmos. Other things to do. Change msdos.sys file on that box so you
>> > stop
>> > off in dos first. There are dos screen readers free for download that
>> > will work with hardware synthesizers and that way you get more control
>> > over your equipment. I did this a long time ago, maybe get sighted
>> > help
>> > to do this too it's not hard. Run in dos and type cmd attrib +w
>> > msdos.sys
>> > and hit return. Then use notepad to edit msdos.sys and change
>> > BootGui=1
>> > to BootGui=0 then save the file as a text file and in another dos
>> > command
>> > session cmd move c:\msdos.sys.txt c:\msdos.sys and then reboot the
>> > machine. Dos comes up and everything goes quiet so type win and hit
>> > enter
>> > to go into windows until you can get a hardware screen reader and a
>> > screen
>> > reader program for it.
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