janina at rednote.net
Mon Oct 20 16:05:17 UTC 2003
Mark Mielke writes:
> From: Mark Mielke <mark at mark.mielke.cc>
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 01:05:55PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > And a sad thing it is, too, for those of us requiring eyes-free booting
> > options.
> > Grub may be a step forward in many ways, but it's a step backwards for
> > the eyes-free user at this time.
> This isn't correct. Grub has a command line mode. Just push 'c'. Grub
> also supports installation via a serial line, which would allow for
> external text to speach boxes to function. As far as I know, LILO never
> supporter braille displays.
> My father is a blind Linux user (he is the current maintainer of BRLTTY,
> for reference) who uses grub as a boot loader.
> If you are talking about headless booting (as opposed to blind users),
> I suspect that this is easy to configure as well with grub...
> Why would you *not* use grub? Take a look at the features it provides
> far above and beyond what lilo provides...
No, I am talking about blind users, and I've exchanged email with your
father many times.
I'm also aware that grub can work well enough for many blind users. But,
I never said differently. I said it was a step backwards. See my other
response for some details.
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