Re: Automated downloads for duplicate laptops
On Saturday 16 August 2008 06:23, ZephyrQ wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
> > On 08/15/08 20:12, ZephyrQ wrote:
> >> I'm trying to set up five (5) laptops for classroom use with limited
> >> menu options and specific programs that I use in my special ed
> >> classroom. I have numerous packages that I would like to automate the
> >> downloads (instead of picking and clicking), to the tune of about 850M
> >> worth.
> >> Any way to do this quicker/easier than pointing and clicking for every
> >> computer?
> >> Note: I am using Ubuntu for the laptops, but I run Etch on my home
> >> machine doing the configuring.
> > What if you run the laptops as diskless thick workstations, where stuff
> > like /usr, /home, /etc, ... are mounted NFS, but all CPU processing (and
> > and necessary TMP files & swapping) are done on the laptop.
This is a good idea.
> > That way you only configure things once.
> Unfortunately, I have to run each laptop as a stand alone without net
> access once they are in the classroom...school starts Monday and I'm
> trying to get these all configured...
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