have any of you mannaged to successfully install linux alongside with windows?
Linux for blind general discussion
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Sun Oct 31 18:42:43 UTC 2021
No, there is no live install for Slint.
1) Before you install it on your hard disk, you can install and run it in a
VirtualBox virtual machine. Then, choose the intel hd audio controller right
after the virtual machine creation. to prevent loss of speech during
2) If you can afford it you can install Slint in a dedicated hard drive
which can be an an internal second drive or an external drive USB connected.
3) You can safely share a drive between Windows and Slint, if Windows
4) In any case the installer will presents you all possibilities for
installation and will let you review all installation options before writing
anything on a hard disk. If you change your mind you will be able to change
any option. If you decide to install later or not at all, after a reboot
will start as usual.
After installation you will be able to choose which system to start at
When you will hear a sound telling you that the machine is ready to
press Enter to start Slint or press arrow down then Enter to start Windows.
Fell free require more guidance in one of the support channels listed in the
Hope this helps
didier at slint dot fr
Le 31/10/2021 à 16:41, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
> Thanks a million Didier,
> This is a great handbook. One of the things which discouraged me from
> adopting linux in the past was the lack of easy to follow
> documentations. Everytime I tried, I found myself browsing in highly
> technical documents that sounded like a foreign language to me. This
> handbook seems to avoid this problem.
> I will certainly try slint, if it can be used as a live install without
> having to physically install on my hard disc. I will also browse this
> handbook to learn more about slint.
> Thanks for this. I will certainly need your help if I install it on my
> hard disc. What I want ideally is the ability to have both linux and
> windows running on the same machine, and I choose which one to start at
> On 10/31/21 4:06 AM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hello Ibrahim,
>> this is easily done with Slint, if Windows boots in EFI mode:
>> Didier Spaier
>> Slint maintainer
>> Le 31/10/2021 à 04:18, Linux for blind general discussion a écrit :
>>> Hello folks,
>>> I have been playing with Linux mint and Accessible Coconut for over
>>> 24 hours. I am getting to like this system. However, When I
>>> contemplated installing on my hard disk, I found the installation
>>> process a little confusing and scary. I always reverted back and
>>> aborted the installation to prevent an unintended damage to my
>>> windows operating system.
>>> If any of you have successfully managed to install linux alongside
>>> with windows on the same hard disk, please advise me on how to go
>>> about it safely.
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