SV: Accessibility of grub or lilo

mattias mj at
Wed Nov 25 21:14:13 UTC 2009

This sound intrested
What you say are i can use a braille display to reed the boot menu?

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För Jude DaShiell
Skickat: den 25 november 2009 07:31
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Ämne: Re: Accessibility of grub or lilo

With lilo, in the particular section you want to use to connect to the 
other device a statement like: serial 0,9600n8 <enter> would connect com1: 
or ttyS0: at 9600 baud with no parity and an 8 bit character length.  If 
that statement is one of those in the global section it has the effect of 
speaking the boot screen and allowing the user to choose which of the 
types of boot to use provided a hardware speech synthesizer is used likely 
with a braille display the boot menu will come up on the braille display. 
What if anything it will do for software speech I don't know.On Tue, 24 
Nov 2009, John G. Heim wrote:

> I don't know anything about lilo so I can't say which is more 
> accessible. But
> with grub, you can configure a serial console so your boot menu can be 
> displayed on another machine connected via a null modem cable.
> serial --unit=0 --speed=9600
> terminal serial
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Jaquiss" 
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> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 5:39 PM
> Subject: Accessibility of grub or lilo
> Hello:
>    I will soon be taking a course that will require me to use a dual 
> boot
> system. We will be running Redhat and Windows XP. My question is which
> boot loader is more accessible grub or lilo? Thank you.
> Regards,
> Robert Jaquiss
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