Linux without sighted help
tony at baechler.net
Mon Jan 28 09:16:26 UTC 2008
There are other VMs out there that will work under XP or even Windows 98
but they aren't as stable and are far more difficult to use. You can
try Bochs http://bochs.sf.net/ or Qemu http://www.qemu.org/ With the
later, there is a free OS zoo with many prebuilt disk images, but they
won't be designed for speech. I never got my serial port working with
either one so you would be limited to live CD images with software
speech. Bochs is supposed to emulate serial but I never got it to
work. Finally, you can look for Microsoft Virtual PC 2005. It's older
and will expire after a trial period but will work on XP Home.
Imbar Golt wrote:
> Thanks I am running xp home, so I guess it won't work.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Baechler" <tony at baechler.net>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at redhat.com>
> 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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