Installing RHEL 7

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Dec 6 15:05:00 UTC 2017

I've never known RHEL to be friendly to blind users whether at
installation, or even once installed.

If you need to install RHEL, get sighted assistance. After all, you just
paid $$ for the product, right?

If you have to use a RHEL system, ssh into it.

If you need a very similar environment on your own machine, install
Fedora. You will reliably learn RHEL from Fedora, they're extremely
similar by design.

I may be wrong, but I don't think so.


Linux for blind general discussion writes:
> Hi,
> for my job as a systemadministrator I have to use RHEL7 in future and 
> not longer Debian :/(. For that reason I was trying to install Redhat 
> Enterprise Linux 7 without sighted help, but unfortunatly without 
> success :-(. I have tried to activate the textbased installer with the 
> inst.text boot command to install a fresh system into a virtual machine 
> *kvm(, but only the boot messages were displayed and after the initial 
> start has been finished it seems that the system is switching back into 
> a graphical mode. 
> Has anyone here installed RHEL without sighted help and can point me 
> into the right direction how to manage this?
> Cheers and thanks,
>   Schoepp
> -- 
> Christian Schoepplein - <chris (at)> -
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