Help, I need a Windows VM for my work

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Aug 10 13:59:59 UTC 2021

Hi again Brandt,

The script is attached

Intructions for use:
1. Create a directory ~/qemu
Assuming that your username is brandt; hust type to do that:
mkdir /home/brandt/qemu
or just:
mkdir ~/qemu
As a reminder, ~ stands for /home/<username>
In my case /usr/didier, in yours I assume /home/brandt
but anyway the output of this command will tell you:
echo ~

2. move the Windows ISO file in ~/qemu,  renamed ~/qemu/win windows.iso
For instance her I did this:


3. Download the script and store it somewhere
Change to the directory where it is installed and run it like this:
Then press Enter.
Press  Enter again after 5 seconds to make sure it starts the Windows
Wait patiently until the installer displays its first screen in the VM.

You need to be in a graphical environment like Mate.
If the VM steals the focus, type Ctrl+Alt+G to get it back on the host.

After Windows installation, running the script should start Windows 
directly in
the VM.


Le 10/08/2021 à 15:06, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Hi Brandt,
> I will attach to my next message a script that sets up a qemu VM
> allowing to install then run Windows later today after more testing.
> It should be usable in any Linux distribution with a recent qemu installed.
> Cheers,
> Didier
> Le 10/08/2021 à 12:55, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>> Hi all,
>> As I stated before, I am running Slint on the bare metal, however my 
>> work entails teaching NVDA to clients, obviously running Windows.
>> Therefor I desperately need a Windows VM, so I can make a living. I 
>> cannot figure qemu, virtual-box, I have no idea, and VMWare 
>> Workstation Player doesn't want to install under Slint.
>> Could someone please, please, give me concise instructions for setting 
>> up a VM using qemu in Slint?
>> Warm regards,
>> Brandt Steenkamp
>> Sent from my gass powered Slint hair dryer.

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