Installing Fedora and other Linux systems

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Thu Jun 29 23:40:34 UTC 2017

I have my laptop set up right now to dual boot Windows and Vinux. I also 
have a virtual machine in VMware Player, so I can run Windows in a 
virtual machine under Vinux.

On my new laptop, which I'm in the process of setting up, I'll do the 
same thing, except I'll probably use Ubuntu 16.04 for now instead of 
Vinux. I'll also have a virtual machine in Windows where I can run 
Ubuntu. This way, no matter which operating system I boot up in, I'll be 
able to use the other simultaneously.

On 29/06/17 11:19, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> I use the Talking arch iso. I've tried installing it, but I always get stuck on one part or another, like setting the clock, partitioning the drive, such like that. What I plan to do is dualboot Windows and Linux, so I can have Emacspeak and the Windows audio games and such as well. I'll also try installing Linux, probably Arch this time, using a flash drive which I am 100." sure that it'll work, as my old one didn't even work in Windows, so I think it's gone rather bad.
> Devin Prater
> Assistive Technology Instructor in training at World Services for the BLIND, JAWS certified
> On Jun 29, 2017 9:21 AM, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at> wrote:
>> I don't understand why you have trouble installing Arch. Are you using
>> the especially adapted talking arch iso image? If installing arch, this
>> is the one you should be using.
>> Installing Fedora is actually more difficult. Particularly tricky is the
>> stage of installation where you partition your drive--unless you're
>> happy to take Fedora's defaults. Personally, I don't support that
>> default simply because I find it wise to put /home on a separate
>> partition--but maybe you wouldn't care. That's certainly up to you.
>> As to what may have gone wrong in your Fedora installation, you've not
>> nearly enough info in your email. How do you know nothing went wrong in
>> the install? What messages did you see?
>> And, how do you know it's not booting? What is it you expect that isn't
>> happening? I'm presuming you're blind so aren't seeing screens. So, how
>> do you know what you think you know?
>> I'm not trying to be harsh. But your message really isn't explaining
>> anything useful for debugging.
>> PS: It will also be easier to follow your explanation if you can manage
>> to avoid run-on sentences.
>> Janina
>> Linux for blind general discussion writes:
>>> Hi all. After using Windows for a month, after using Linux for two months, I've noticed that everything that I do on Windows, I could do on Windows, and with the Braille note Touch, I can get the Exchange emails from the training center I'm attending, which mainly uses Windows. So, while in Windows, I burned a USB drive with the latest Fedora image, using Rufus, making it bootable. So, The installation went well, but after the computer restarted, and the flash drive was taken out, no system came up. I've never seen that happen before, and Googling didn't give any answers, so I'm stuck between Vinux, and Arch. Vinux being okay I suppose, but out of date, and Arch being hard for me to install, without scripts although the ones I know of are broken, but Arch is what I like, because it has anything I ask of it. So I tried installing Fedora a few more times, formatting the drive, but no luck. Then I accidentally pulled the flash drive out of the USB drive for a moment, and when I pushed
>>    i
>>>    t back in, I couldq't load Orca when first starting up the installer, so the data on that drive is probably corrupted. So, any ideas? Should I just go with Vinux and deal with it? The last time I tried the instructions for installing Arch, I got stuck on setting the clock and such, because the results I got were not the results on the ge, so I'm just not sure what to do.
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