Linux without sighted help
jdashiel at shellworld.net
Sat Jan 26 23:32:40 UTC 2008
If you could do something with that file, it oughtn't be empty after a
On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Mike Gorse wrote:
> 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.
>> > /Kristoffer
>> > ----- 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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