Console based linux.

Kristoffer Gustafsson kg84 at
Tue May 27 21:14:47 UTC 2008

And also, there are those small distros that can run just of a floppy.
I don't know any names of those, but I know they exist.
When installing my server I tried both debian and fedora, and with both you 
can deselect the x stuff, and just run on the console.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Masterson" <kd7cyu at>
To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:43 PM
Subject: Re: Console based linux.

> You can also use ubuntu server which does not install the X windows
> stuff.  I don't know if the installer works with speech or braille
> however.
> Tom
> On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 03:29:34PM -0500, Tim Chase wrote:
>>> Can anyone recomend any linux that only come as a console-based 
>>> interface.
>> As you mention, Debian will do quite nicely.  For a while I had an
>> ancient laptop (P133 with 32 megs of memory) that ran console Debian.  It
>> worked fairly well -- minus the lousy battery.
>>> Debian of course is but how about gento or how do you spell it?
>> Yes, Gentoo should work just fine from the console, as would any number
>> of distros such as Red Hat/Fedora, Slackware (my first distro), and
>> others.
>> Personally, I've used the power of "apt-get" in Debian and it's hard to
>> go back to other distros.
>>> Can  you install gento with speech or braille?
>> I'm nearly certain that it's possible to use speech/braille with most
>> distros, however, the ability to use them during the installation process
>> is a bit more particular.  Most that allow for it provide a
>> specialized/modified boot-CD to accommodate.
>> -tim
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