Help, I need a Windows VM for my work

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Tue Aug 10 23:01:50 UTC 2021

Hello John,

the simplest way is to install Slint on an external, USB connected SSD
(preferably) or hard disk.

Then just plug-in the external drive before starting the installer and 
the Auto installation mode: the installer should detect the external 
drive and
propose you to partition and format it, then install Slint on it.
At end of installation, Slint will set up the dual boot for you.

Under some conditions you can also free enough space on the drive or 
even have
it freed by the Slint installer to install Slint, as indicated in: see especially this 
Then again Slint will set up the dual boot for you.

It shouldn't be troublesome if you remember to run as root from Slint
"update-grub" every time you install anew kernel in Debian.

Or, you could install Slint in a virtual machine in Debian, in a similar 
as I just posted to install Windows in a virtual machine in Slint.

Or buy another machine to install Slint <smile>

Warm regards,

Le 10/08/2021 à 18:05, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Hello Didier,
> I'm 85. I tried dual boot, but I found that it was troublesome. I am running Debian. How would I try slint?
> John
> On Tue, Aug 10, 2021 at 04:16:57PM +0200, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> I don't think anyone here will mark you as a fool, certainly not me.
>> Having one system par machine is certainly a trouble free solution.
>> Another one is to have each system on a separate drive (one being possibly
>> removable)
>> Or dual boot, if there is enough space on the drive and the machine boots in
>> EFI mode.
>> I take this occasion to tell you that Slint that I maintain is free for
>> people meeting all the conditions listed below:
>> 1. Smart
>> 2. Linux developer
>> 3. Blind
>> 4. Deaf
>> 5. At least 2O years older that the Slint maintainer.
>> Hint: I am 72 years old
>> So, I'd be glad that you try Slint and give us a feedback. <smile>
>> All you need to know should be in our handbook:
>> Please let us know also how to enhance Slint and its documentation.
>> Warm regards,
>> Didier
>> --
>> Didier Spaier
>> Slint maintainer
>> Le 10/08/2021 à 14:34, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>>> Well, this will probably mark me as a fool, but I just use a Linux machine and a Windows machine connected by Samba.
>>> Computers are relatively inexensive now, so why bother with virtual machines?
>>> John
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