Getting started with Debian

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Feb 19 13:25:07 UTC 2020

I'm more referring to going from a totally fresh VM and doing it that 
way. \But, your instructions should work, correct?

On 19/02/2020 11:26, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> If you already have linux and wget on a system,
> wget -bc
> probably will help.
> It starts up silent so hit the s key then hit enter to get a screen
> reader going.
> I'm recommending this since you can stack the deck in terms of most
> awkward software and get a system installed.
> Get into the main menu by hitting < repeatedly until the main numbered
> menu comes up and choose the selection to check disk integrity first.
> If that passes, you may want to consider setting notification priority
> to low and saving installation logs to a mounted file system and then
> continue the installation
> A long long time ago, the main menu program on acbradio used to have
> programs demonstrating linux installations one of which was a debian
> installation from a now obsolete version of debian.  You control your
> flavor of distribution by editing /etc/apt/sources.list.  And for now,
> what you call testing is better known as bullseye.
> I hope this helps.
> On Wed, 19 Feb 2020,
> Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:23:40
>> From: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> To: Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at>
>> Subject: Getting started with Debian
>> So, since Debian got brought up on the list...
>> What all do I need to get started with it, exactly? I'd like to get a system
>> up and going on debian-testing, and set it up how I want
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