Just used new talking arch iso to install on vmware fusion
tyler at tysdomain.com
Sun Aug 21 23:30:59 EDT 2011
Totally unrelated, but did you pay for fusion? I think it costs money,
but I was thinking about trying to find something that is accessible so
I can load up xp on my mac and use it for testing.
On 8/21/2011 9:30 PM, Cheryl Ann Homiak wrote:
> Hi all.
> I just used the x86 version of the new talking arch iso to install
> linux on my mid-2007 model mac mini in vmware fusion 3.1. I have both
> braille and speakup running. I really liked Arch when I tried it on a
> couple of laptops but was worried about not getting the fan control
> right as the temperatures were going up on them so I reinstalled
> debian on those and hadn't gotten around to sorting out that issue. I
> figured this wouldn't be problem within vmware fusion since it's a
> virtual machine and the system shouldn't be running the fan.
> Of course vmware didn't recognize the cd but I pressed "continue"
> anyway and then "save" after the steps of creating a new virtual
> machine. The iso loaded and I hit enter and came to the prompt with
> speech. From there, I followed all the steps just as if I was going to
> do an actual install on a computer instead of as a vm.
> I did get one error about locale-gen not running but I went ahead
> figuring I could fix that after installation if it was a problem but
> everything appears to be fine.
> So now, on my mac mini, I have access to Mac OS X Lion, Windows XP and
> arch linux through vmware fusion, plus Macports and fink (though fink
> hasn't gained back all of its packages after the changes caused by
> Lion). Not only that: when I back up my Mac system with superduper, it
> gives me a fully-bootable system, including fully duplicated and
> working virtual machines. At any rate, I just wanted people to know
> that you can use the arch linux iso for vmware fusion. I had done this
> a few years ago with debian and vmware 1.1 but I had problems with
> braille using my usbserial cable at the time. I'm not having problems
> so far this time around.
My programs don't have bugs; they're randomly added features!
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