Linux without sighted help

Tony Baechler tony at
Sun Jan 27 08:50:12 UTC 2008

There is no guarantee that this will actually work, but if you're 
running XP Pro or better, try Microsoft Virtual PC.  You can boot 
virtual CD images that way and that might work.  Your best bet would be 
software speech since XP does weird things with your serial port.  Just 
make sure to emulate a virtual sound card.  Note that I haven't actually 
tried this but I got a FreeDOS boot floppy to boot this way.  You could 
also try VMWare, Bochs, and Qemu but I've had the best luck with 
Microsoft Virtual PC.  Note that VPC won't run on XP Home or Windows 9X.

Imbar Golt wrote:
> Please I need something that won't boot from a CD, since I don't have 
> sighted help to change the boot sequence.  If there is any 
> distribution or virtual consol that can work under windows or boot 
> when Windows is already on the computer?

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