Linux without sighted help

Imbar Golt imbar at
Sun Jan 27 13:03:21 UTC 2008

Thanks I am running xp home, so I guess it won't work.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Linux without sighted help

> 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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