[access-uk] Re: Image for Windows

Hi Keith, interesting. I wonder if it's possible to install image for linux on a windows system. As you say, if that's possible problem solved as long, that is, that the user has one of the few external speech synths that Speakup currently supports.

                   John.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Barrett" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Image for Windows


Hi John,

Just done some googling.

Image for Linux
is a reliable image backup and restore program. You can use it to easily and quickly create a complete backup of your hard drive's data and operating system partitions.
Restoring is also quick, easy, and complete.
As it's name implies, Image for Linux runs under a Linux environment, but it can backup or restore any partition, including those of DOS or Windows. Image for Linux can also image to or restore from mount points and includes USB3 support. The program can also directly access FAT, FAT32, EXT 2/3/4, and NTFS partitions, as well as most

So, if it has speakup then problem solved.


On 30/09/2010 15:05, john coley wrote:
Hi Keith, I shouldn't think that would be possible, would it? I can't
see how. It surely would only be relevant to a linux system.
I have just emailed Terabyte Unlimited again, since, judging from their
reference to Linux they misunderstood what I was asking them.
As you haven't come across Image For Windows before I'll explain what is
currently possible using it for a blind user.
It will do either full or partial backups, which can either be saved to
DVD or to another drive.
If saving to DVD there is no problem for a blind user, as it's just a
matter of booting with the DVD. The problem arises if the image is saved
to another drive.
Restoring an image saved to another drive involves making an Image For
Dos recovery CD and booting with it. The programme interface then opens
and it needs to be told where the image is, and where to restore it to.
Since we have no speech feedback in a pre windows environment it isn't
possible to enter the information.
One of the restore options in Image For Windows is Restore Automatic.
This however only works when restoring to drives other than C, since the
C drive is in use and therefore locked.
I have suggested to Terabyte that it would be useful to people in our
situation if it were possible for Image For Windows to reboot the system
once the required information has been entered and restore an image to
the C partition.
The answer to your question is that yes, it's easy to back up to DVD, as
long as you're happy doing that. It just isn't as yet possible for us to
restore images saved to another drive.
John.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Barrett"
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Image for Windows


Hi John,

I am not familar with this software but could you use the linux
version to restore your hd?

Speakup is a screen review system for linux and can be patched in to
the kernel so that speech comes up early in the boot system.




On 29/09/2010 20:00, john coley wrote:
Hi Everybody, I've emailed Terabyte this evening on the subject of
imaging to another drive, and, more to the point the fact that the
option isn't open to blind users to do that owing to the lack of speech
in a pre-windows environment. I received a strange reply. See what you
think. I've pasted below both my email to them and their reply.
John.

hi, I am a blind user of Image For Windows. My problem is this. Although imaging to DVD works excellently where possible, in situations where DVD
isn't an option it isn't possible for a blind person, hence a
screenreader user to image to another drive as you in fact recommend, or
rather it isn't possible to restore an image, due to the lack of speech
in a pre-windows environment.
Would it be possible for restore settings to be made from within
Windows? It wouldn't seem to be possible as it stands, as when I've
tried it won't work as of course the C drive is in use and consequently
locked.
It would be wonderful for people in my situation if it were possible to
make the restore settings, then for Image For Windows to reboot and
restore.
I hope your developers can give this consideration. If you need to get
back to me my email address is johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<mailto:johncoley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>.
Thanks,
John.
Hello,
Image for Linux has speakup available. The speakup.txt document is found
in the help folder when you extract image for linux.
Regards,
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