Getting Started with linux

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Jan 16 15:19:37 UTC 2022

Well, it sounds like you're telling me to run linux under windows? That 
isn't what I had in mind.  Here's what I've learned thus far:
I need to download a linux OS; then make a bootable media and install 
the linux ISO to it.

Well, I did that:
downloaded ubuntu-20.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso
and (for flashing it to the thumb drive) balenaEtcher-Portable-1.7.3.exe
made a bootable thumb drive and installed ubuntu on it.

Now I need to learn how to install ubuntu from the thumb drive.  I must 
search for instructions to go on from here.


On 1/15/2022 5:53 PM, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Ubuntu or Fedora could do that for you.  alt-windows-s toggles speech on
> and off and you want to choose try ubuntu or try fedora buttons on the
> desktop screen.  Desktop screen is windows-d once system boots and you
> have speech.
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2022, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've been wanting to try out linux but haven't wanted to give up or mess up
>> any of my working windows systems.  Would it be possible to install some
>> version of linux on a CD or a DVD; then just boot a computer from that disk
>> bypassing windows altogether?  If so, I'd have to make it either talk or drive
>> a Braille display.
>> Wonder if anyone would have any suggestions?  Thank you.
>> Howard
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